Shadow & Jimmy

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Shadow and Jimmy were always yesterday's news
Jimmy's a bowler, Shadow rents out his green bowling shoes
Late Friday night when the bars are all shuttered and dark
He shadows back Jimmy to the lot in the lost trailer park

For shadow and Jimmy every weekend ends up the same
If it's Saturday night, then it must be the hockey game
After cold beer and barbecued ribs the night is complete
With wrestling stories and elegant bones
That are tired of walking and on their way home

And they talk about the women
And they look at the girls
They'll never know the ways of the world
They've got a mouthful of much obliged
And a handful of gimme
And the love for each other
Of Shadow and Jimmy

For Shadow and Jimmy now the story is told
There's nothing to hold on to and no one to hold
For men without women are like fish without water to swim in
With their eyes bugging out
They flop on the beach
And look up at the girls
Who are just out of reach

And they talk about the women
And they look at the girls
They'll never know the ways of the world
They've got a mouthful of much obliged
And a handful of gimme
And the love for each other
Of Shadow and Jimmy

And they talk about the women
And they look at the girls
They'll never know the ways of the world
They've got a mouthful of much obliged
And a handful of gimme
And the love for each other
Of Shadow and Jimmy
And the love for each other
Of Shadow and Jimmy

Shadow & Jimmy
Written byElvis Costello and David Was

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello.
First known performance:
     (0 known performances)


Was (Not Was) version

Performed byWas (Not Was)
Produced byDavid Was, Don Was, Paul Staveley O'Duffy
MusiciansDavid Was, Don Was; additional musicians unknown
AlbumsWhat Up, Dog?, 1988
Various Artists collectionsSongs Of Elvis Costello: Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous, 1998
Length4:18

Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog album cover.jpg

Covers

Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog? 1988 AllmusicAmazon
Was (Not Was) Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous 1998 AllmusicAmazon

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