Smash Hits, January 8, 1981

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Smash Hits

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Tryst


Bitz

A new Elvis Costello studio album, entitled "Tryst," is released on F Beat later this month.


Tags: TrustF-BeatThe AttractionsClublandKeith Morris





Clubland


Elvis Costello & the Attractions

On F-Beat Records

With a handful of backhanders and a bevy of beauty
Going off limits, going off duty
Going off the rails, going off with booty
They tell-tales of fiction found on all the criminal types
Lead to a higher ranking man
Or a face with thin red stripes

Chorus:
The boys next door
The mums and dads
New-weds and nearly deads
Have you ever been had?
In clubland
In clubland

There's a piece in someone's pocket
To do the dirty work
You've come to shoot the pony
They've come to do the jerk
They leave him halfway to paradise
They leave you halfway to bliss
The ladies invitation never seemed
Like this

Repeat chorus

The long arm of the law slides up
The outskirts of town
Meanwhile in clubland they are ready
To pull them down

The right to work is traded in
For the right to refuse admission
Don't pass out now, there's no refund
Did you find out what you were missing?
The crowd is taking forty winks
Minus ten percent
You barely get required sleep
To go lingering with contemptment
Thursday to Saturday, money's gone already
Some things come in common these days
Your hands and work aren't steady

Repeat chorus

In clubland
In clubland

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Smash Hits, January 8 - 21, 1981


Bitz reports that the new Elvis Costello album is named Tryst.


The lyrics to "Clubland" accompany a Keith Morris photo.

Images

1981-01-08 Smash Hits pages 02-03.jpg
Pages 2 and 3.

Photo by Keith Morris.
1981-01-08 Smash Hits photo 01.jpg


Clipping composite.
1981-01-08 Smash Hits clipping composite.jpg


Cover and page scan.
1981-01-08 Smash Hits cover.jpg 1981-01-08 Smash Hits pages 10-11.jpg

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