So Like Candy

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Here lies the powder and perfume
The pretty clothes are scattered 'round the room
And it's so like Candy

Here lies the lipstick and the face
The coloured tablets keep it all in place
And it's so like Candy
So like Candy

(chorus):
What did I do to make her go
Why must she be the one
That I have to love
So like Candy

Here lies a picture of a girl
Her arms are tight around that lucky guy
And it's so like Candy

And in her eyes a certain look
I thought I'd seen the last of long ago
And it's so like Candy
So like Candy

(chorus)

I remember the day that the picture was taken
We were so happy then
But that's so like Candy
She seemed so sweet to me, I was mistaken
Oh no, not that again
But that's so like Candy

She just can't face the day
So she turns and melts away

Here lie the records that she scratched
And on the sleeve I find a note attached
And it's so like Candy

"My Darling Dear, it's such a waste"
She couldn't say "goodbye", but "I admire your taste"
And it's so like Candy
So like Candy

So Like Candy
Written byPaul McCartney & Declan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byMitchell Froom, Kevin Killen & D.P.A. MacManus
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, electric & acoustic rhythm guitars
Jim Keltner - drums
Mitchell Froom - Mellotron, Chamberlain, celeste
Marc Ribot - Spanish & electric guitar
Larry Knechtel - tack piano
Jerry Scheff - bass
T-Bone Wolk - intro/outro bass figures
Recordedlate 1990-early 1991, Ocean Way, Hollywood & Westside Studios, London
ReleasedMay 10, 1991
AlbumsMighty Like A Rose, 1991
SinglesSo Like Candy, 1991
CollectionsExtreme Honey: The Very Best Of The Warner Bros. Years, 1997
The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, 1999
Various Artists collectionsColours Of Love: Brigitte Edition, 2004
Theme Time Radio Hour Season 3, 2010
PromosHitmakers: Top40 CD Sampler Vol. 56 (Japan), 1991
Georgie And Her Rival (Germany), 1991
The Album Network: Tune Up 39 (US), 1991
Malice And Magic (Japan), 1994
Malice And Magic (US), 1995
A Taste Of Extreme Honey, 1997
Selections From Armed Forces - Imperial Bedroom - Mighty Like A Rose, 2002
VideosThe Right Spectacle: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello - The Videos, 2005
Length4:34

First known performance:
May 21, 1989, London, England
Last known performance:
2014
     (132 known performances)


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The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, 1999The Very Best Of Elvis Costello (2CD) album cover.jpg

The Right Spectacle: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello - The VideosTRS dvd cover.jpg

Covers

Matt Boyer performed live, Tonic Ball 2 Indianapolis 2003-11-21 2003 info needed
Paul Dempsey Everything Is True2-CD Edition 2009 websiteAllmusicAmazon
Paul Dempsey performed live, 2009-06-03, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia 2009 review
Paul Dempsey performed live, 2009-06-04, Annandale Hotel, Sydney, Australia 2009 moshcam.com
Kaori Kano Tribute To Elvis Costello 2007 AmazonAmazon.co.jp
Rob Laufer performed live, 2003-03-27, Knitting Factory tribute, Los Angeles 2003 infoMySpace
Oliver's Army (Dallas) performed live, Dallas-area Costello tribute band 2003 - OliversArmyBand

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