The Element Within Her

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Chorus:
It's the element within her
Something under her skin
That is shining out through the face of a girl
Two sapphires and a couple of rows of pearls

It's just a part of it
Like your fine tresses
You know what my guess is
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(Chorus)

And he was a playboy
Could charm the birds right out of the trees
Now he says "What do I do with these?"
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This love in my heart
Let no one set asunder
Sometimes I wonder
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But back in the bedroom
With her electric heater
He says "Are you cold?"
She says "No, but you are la"
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It's the element within her...

The Element Within Her
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedJanuary-April 1983, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedAugust 5, 1983
AlbumsPunch The Clock, 1983
Length2:51

First known performance:
December 21, 1983, London, England
Last known performance:
May 15, 2011, Chicago, IL
     (2 known performances)


Alternate versions

The Element Within Her (Demo)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments
Recordedca. 1982-1983, Elvis' home
ReleasedJuly 28, 2003
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
Length2:13
Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg

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Marti Jones Unsophisticated Time 1985 AllmusicAmazon

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