Such Unlikely Lovers

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On a hot city day
When your white shirt turns to grey
That's when she'll arrive
When you look how you feel
Someone steps upon your heel
That's when she will come

Listen now
I'm not saying that there will be violins
But don't be surprised if they appear
Playing in some doorway
Still I can't believe that this is happening
We're such unlikely lovers

Though no one seems to notice as they hurry by
Ask me what I'm thinking, and I won't deny it
Can you believe it's happening?
Can you believe it's happening?

There were no magic spells
You can keep the flowers and bells
They just don't seem right
Can it actually be?
Me and you and you and me
Though we're like day and night

Listen now
I'm not saying that there will be violins
But don't be surprised if they appear
Playing in some doorway
Still I can't believe that this is happening
We're such unlikely lovers

Though no one seems to notice as they hurry by
Ask me what I'm feeling, and I won't deny it
Can you believe it's happening?
I am bewildered
Can you believe it's happening?
Somebody help me
Can you believe it's happening?

Such Unlikely Lovers
Written byBurt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
Produced byBurt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
Arranged byBurt Bacharach
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Burt Bacharach - piano, conductor
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Jim Keltner - drums
Greg Cohen - bass
Dean Parks - guitar
Randy Kerber - keyboards
Donna Taylor, Lisa Taylor, Sue-Ann Carwell - vocal group
plus additional musicians
RecordedJune-July 1998, Ocean Way, Los Angeles
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1998
AlbumsPainted From Memory, 1998
PromosSuch Unlikely Lovers, 1999
Length3:22

First known performance:
October 13, 1998, New York, NY
Last known performance:
February 13, 1999, Perth, Australia
     (9 known performances)


Alternate versions

Such Unlikely Lovers (Live 1998)
Performed byElvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
RecordedOctober 18, 1998, Sony Music Studios, New York
ReleasedDecember 8, 1998
VideosSessions At West 54th, 1998

Such Unlikely Lovers (Live 1999)
Performed byElvis Costello with Steve Nieve
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Steve Nieve - piano
RecordedFebruary 13, 1999, Perth, Australia
ReleasedApril 19, 1999
SinglesToledo, 1999
Length3:11
Painted From MemoryPFM album cover large.jpg

Sessions At West 54th (video)Sessions At West 54th VHS cover.jpg

Single: ToledoToledo (Part 2) UK CD single front insert.jpg

Covers

Bill Frisell The Sweetest Punch 1999 AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
Katrine Madsen Supernatural Love 2006 AllmusicAmazonAmazon.uk

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