Sneaky Feelings

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Now everybody's breakin' up somebody else's home,
before somebody else starts breaking up their own.
I get you in my dreams.
You should hear the things you say.
It's not that it's so much fun,
but it's safer that way.

Sneaky feeling, sneaky feelings,
you can't let those kind of feeling show.
I'd like to get right through the way I feel for you,
but I've still got a long way to go.

Why don't we call it a day, and we can both confess.
You can force me to use a little tenderness.
White lies, alibis, anything but say that it's true.
Now we could sit like lovers, staring in each other's eyes,
but the magic of the moment might become too much for you.

Sneaky feeling, sneaky feelings,
you can't let those kind of feelings show.
I'd like to get right through the way I feel for you,
but I've still got a long way to go.

Sneaky Feelings
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
John McFee - guitar
Sean Hopper - keyboards, backing vocals
Johnny Ciambotti - bass, backing vocals
Mickey Shine - drums
Nick Lowe - backing vocals
Recordedlate 1976-early 1977, Pathway Studios, London
ReleasedJuly 22, 1977
AlbumsMy Aim Is True, 1977
Viva England, 1982 (Spain)
Collections2½ Years, 1993
SoundtracksMusic From And Inspired By The Television Series 'Mad About You', 1997
Length2:11

First known performance:
July 21, 1977, Manchester, England
Last known performance:
2017
     (28 known performances)


Alternate versions

Sneaky Feelings (Soundcheck 1977)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedAugust 7, 1977, London, England
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2007
AlbumsMy Aim Is True: Deluxe Edition, 2007
Length2:16
My Aim Is TrueMAIT UK initial album cover large.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

Music From And Inspired By The Television Series 'Mad About You'Mad About You soundtrack album cover.jpg

Covers

Bonnie Brett The Elvis Costello Songbook 2003 Facebook
Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now - single 2012 DustyGroove.com
Jonell Mosser - with The Long Players performed live, 2006-01-13, My Aim Is True tribute show, Nashville 2006 TheLongPlayers.comJonellMosser.com
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2013 YouTube

Chords

Tabbed by Michael McCullough 

G Em7  C F C G Em7 C F C

C   G                           C                G
Now everybody's breakin' up somebody else's home,
                            C                     G
before somebody else starts breaking up their own.
          C      G
I get you in my dreams.
                    C          G
You should hear the things you say.
                   C       G
It's not that it's so much fun,
         Am7        G  F F#
but it's safer that way.
G              C       G
Sneaky feeling, sneaky feelings,
                                    Am7
you can't let those kind of feeling show.
            G                          C         G
I'd like to get right through the way I feel for you, 
         Am7                         G  Em7
but I've still got a long way to go.
    C        G                         C            G
Why don't we call it a day, and we can both confess.
                                  C         G
You can force me to use a little tenderness.
C     G     C  G    C                               G
White lies, alibis, anything but say that it's true.
    C                 G               c                    G
Now we could sit like lovers, staring in each other's eyes,
        Am7                         D                      G
but the magic of the moment might become too much for you.
G                  C      G
  Sneaky feelings, sneaky feelings,
                                    Am7
you can't let those kind of feeling show.
            G                           C         G
I'd like to get right through the way I  feel for you, 
      Am7                        G     Am7                        G
But I still got a long way to go, Oh I still got a long way to go . .

Am7    =  X02010

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