Success

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We used to go out walking hand in hand
You told me all the big things you had planned
It wasn't long till all your dreams came true
Success put me in second place with you

You have no time to love me anymore
Since fame and fortune knocked upon our door
I spend all my evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home

If we could spend an evening now and then
Perhaps we'd find true happiness again
You never hold me like you used to do
It's funny what success has done for you

You have no time to love me anymore
Since fame and fortune knocked upon our door
I spend all my evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home

Success
Written byJohnny Mullins
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byBilly Sherrill
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
Tommy Millar - fiddle
RecordedMay 18-29, 1981, CBS Studio A, Nashville
ReleasedOctober 23, 1981
AlbumsAlmost Blue, 1981
PromosElvis Costello Introduces... The Tracks From His New Album 'Almost Blue', 1981
Length2:38

First known performance:
December 29, 1981, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
January 13, 1982, Dublin, Ireland
     (5 known performances)


Almost BlueAB album cover large.jpg

Elvis Costello Introduces... The Tracks From His New Album 'Almost Blue'Elvis Costello Introduces The Tracks From His New Album Almost Blue album cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

Chords

Verse
D
We used to go out walkin' hand in hand
    A               G                  D
You told me all the big things you had planned
   D
It wasn't long till all your dreams came true
   A              G                 D
Success put me in second place with you

Chorus
    G                           D
You have no time to love me any-more
      A              G                D
Since fame & fortune knocked upon our door
G                             D
I spend all my evenings all a-lone
   A               G              D
Success has made a failure of our home

- submitted by Eric Dongu

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