Sad About Girls

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To all the girls that awake to escape in the morning
You want to leave him without even a warning, a trace or a calling card
Sad about girls who know perfectly well why he's so sad about this girl
He's so mad about this girl tonight

So understanding -- oh, she's so undemanding
So in control, so on the whole
She's so good to you until it gets to you
Sad about girls in your polythene world
Where you unwrap and rewrap and know when she leaves
That the next girl to suffer, put in your pose
Unwrap and love you before she can know you
She's just got to show you the way that you're gonna be sad

Sad about girls that awake to escape in the morning
Get up and leave without even a warning
But no where as sad as the girls in the night
So ready to please you, so ready to bite
Sad about girls who know perfectly well he's so sad about this girl
You're so sad about your girl tonight

Sad about girls tonight
So sad about girls tonight

Sad About Girls
Written byNorman Brain (a.k.a. Steve Nieve) & Fay Hart
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe in association with Roger Bechirian
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedJuly 1980, DJM Studios, London
ReleasedApril 29, 1994
AlbumsTrust (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Trust (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
PromosPunch The Clock, Trust & Get Happy!! Sampler, 2003
Length2:47

First known performance:
January 30, 1979, London, England
Last known performance:
February 14, 1979, Long Beach, CA
     (5 known performances)


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 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Attractions  1980 Mad About The Wrong Boy AllmusicDiscogsAmazon

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