The Flirting Kind

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She used to be the flirting kind
But the boy loved her anyway
He made up his mind
She says, "What's a girl to do to be content?"

Use your imagination
Time to experiment
Make love like a punishment
So they call her the flirting kind
The flirting kind

You better stop
Stop your running round
I got everything I wanted
I could make up for lost ground

And the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind
Your love is best
But I'll leave like the rest
Just the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind

They say that her fate is sealed
But she's much too beautiful to ever yield
She says, "What's a girl to do to be content?"

Use your imagination
Time to experiment
Make love like a punishment
So they call her the flirting kind
The flirting kind

She's crying in her sleep
For a man torn down
Now is a man all over
He's all over, all over town

The flirting kind
Just the flirting kind
Your love is best
But I'll leave like the rest
Just the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind
Just the flirting kind


The Flirting Kind
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
String arrangementDavid Bedford
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Paul Speare - flute
RecordedJanuary-April 1983, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedSeptember 2, 1983
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
Punch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
SinglesLet Them All Talk, 1983
CollectionsOut Of Our Idiot, 1987
Singles, Volume 3, 2003
Length2:57

First known performance:
November 10, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
Last known performance:
November 12, 2013, Port Chester, NY
     (2 known performances)


Alternate versions

The Flirting Kind (Demo)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments
Recordedca. 1982-1983, Elvis' home
ReleasedJuly 28, 2003
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
Length2:50
Single: Let Them All TalkLet Them All Talk UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Out Of Our IdiotOut Of Our Idiot album cover thumbnail.jpg

Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg

Singles, Volume 3Singles Volume 3 album cover.jpg

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no known covers

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