TKO (Boxing Day)

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You can run all you like from the classroom or the cot
From a great big man or a tiny tot
But from this day, everyday will be Boxing Day
Don't need your indecision, let there be no doubt
Don't need your permission, I can count you out
I can count you out


They put the numb into number, put the cut into cutie
They put the slum into slumber and the boot into beauty
But from this day, everyday will be Boxing Day
It's a fight to the finish, let there be no doubt
As the seconds turn into minutes, I can count you out
I can count you out


You need a back to break or a back to stab
Now your birthday suit looks dull and drab
Everyday will be Boxing Day
Now you don't look so glamorous
Whenever I feel so amorous
I can count you out


TKO (Boxing Day)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions (with The TKO Horns & Afrodiziak)
Produced byClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Jim Paterson - trombone
Jeff Blythe - alto saxophone
Paul Speare - tenor saxophone
Dave Plews - trumpet
Caron Wheeler - backing vocals
Claudia Fontaine - backing vocals
RecordedJanuary-April 1983, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedAugust 5, 1983
AlbumsPunch The Clock, 1983

First known performance:
June 3, 1983, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Last known performance:
December 22, 1983, London, England
     (58 known performances)

Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg


no known covers

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