The Stamping Ground

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The stamping ground
The stamping ground
All your old gang
Still hang around
Coming in with the same blokes
Going home with the same jokes
If you ever go missing
I know where you'll be found
The stamping ground

The big fella on the front door knows your face
The barman pretends that he's saved you a place
But when your back is turned
They say she's older than she tells
I could stand the main attraction
But not the clientele

The stamping ground
The stamping ground
All your old gang
Still hang around
Coming in with the same blokes
Going home with the same jokes
If you ever go missing
I know where you'll be found
The stamping ground

Everybody knows
Everybody's trouble
Who comes in alone
Who leaves as a couple
When they seen you coming, babe
They act like they're pleased to meet you
Say "It's very nice to know you
But I wouldn't want to be you"

The stamping ground
The stamping ground
All your old gang
Still hang around
Coming in with the same blokes
Going home with the same jokes
If you ever go missing
I know where you'll be found
The stamping ground

You talk like you don't have a brain in your head
You act like you don't have a care in your bed
The lights are on
There's no one home
It scares you to death
You stamp on anyone who stops to take a breath

The stamping ground
The stamping ground
All your old gang
Still hang around
Coming in with the same blokes
Going home with the same jokes
If you ever go missing
I know where you'll be found
The stamping ground
The stamping ground
The stamping ground
The stamping ground
The stamping ground

The Stamping Ground
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byThe Emotional Toothpaste
Produced byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments
RecordedAugust 21-22 1981, Pathway Studios, London
ReleasedJune 1982
AlbumsImperial Bedroom (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Imperial Bedroom (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
SinglesYou Little Fool, 1982
CollectionsOut Of Our Idiot, 1987
Singles, Volume 2, 2003
Length3:08

First known performance:
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Single: You Little FoolYou Little Fool UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

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

Imperial BedroomIB album cover large.jpg

Singles, Volume 2Singles Volume 2 album cover.jpg

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