The World Of Broken Hearts

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Every night you'll find me in the only world I own
It's a crowded place that's filled with people all alone
It's a place that I could write a book about
When they let you in you'll find there's no way out
There you don't get in 'cause there's no way out
There's just no way out
No way out

When you're in a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts
Of broken hearts
Of broken hearts

Those who enter here are told to leave their dreams behind
You may never get to sleep again but you don't mind
It's a place that I could write a book about
When they let you in you'll find there's no way out
There you don't get in 'cause there's no way out
There's just no way out
No way out

When you're in a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts
Of broken hearts
Of broken hearts

In a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts
Of broken hearts
Of broken hearts

In a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts
In a world of broken hearts

The World Of Broken Hearts
Written byDoc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedFebruary 1982, Matrix Studios, London
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1982
AlbumsImperial Bedroom (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Imperial Bedroom (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
SinglesFrom Head To Toe, 1982
CollectionsSingles, Volume 2, 2003
PromosSelections From Armed Forces - Imperial Bedroom - Mighty Like A Rose, 2002
Length3:01

Only known performance:
September 2, 1982, Gainesville, FL
     (1 known performance)


From Head To Toe singleFrom Head To Toe UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Imperial BedroomIB album cover large.jpg

Singles, Volume 2Singles Volume 2 album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

  • Amen Corner, 1967
  • Unit 4 + 2, 1967
This list may be incomplete.

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