This Year's Girl

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See her picture in a thousand places 'cause she's this year's girl
You think you all own little pieces of this year's girl
Forget your fancy manners, forget your English grammar
'Cause you don't really give a damn about this year's girl

Still you're hoping that she's well spoken 'cause she's this year's girl
You want her broken with her mouth wide open 'cause she's this year's girl
Never knowing it's a real attraction, all these promises of satisfaction
While she's being bored to distraction being this year's girl

Time's running out, she's not happy with the cost
There'd be no doubt, only she's forgotten much more than she's lost

A bright spark might corner the market in this year's girl
You see yourself rolling on the carpet with this year's girl
Those disco synthesizers, those daily tranquilizers
Those body-building prizes, those bedroom alibis
All this, but no surprises for this year's girl
All this, but no surprises for this year's girl
All this, but no surprises for this year's girl

This Year's Girl
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedNovember 1977-January 1978, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 17, 1978
AlbumsThis Year's Model, 1978
SinglesThis Year's Girl, 1978 (US)
CollectionsGirls Girls Girls, 1989 (CD/cassette only)
2½ Years, 1993
Rock And Roll Music, 2007
PromosOur Aim Is True, 1978
Visa Sampler, 2007
Length3:20

First known performance:
October 15, 1977, Leeds, England
Last known performance:
2014
     (171 known performances)


Alternate versions

This Year's Girl (Alternate Eden Studios Version)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedNovember 1977-January 1978, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsThis Year's Model (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
This Year's Model: Deluxe Edition, 2008
Length2:07

This Year's Girl (Live 1979 - Paris)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedJune 1, 1979, Paris, France
ReleasedOct 5, 2010
VideosChorus, 2010

This Year's ModelTYM album cover large.jpg

This Year's Girl singleThis Year's Girl US 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Girls Girls GirlsGGG album cover 300.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

Rock And Roll MusicRock And Roll Music album cover.jpg

Visa SamplerVisa Sampler front.jpg

Covers

Jon Auer (The Posies) performed live, 2000-01-07, Breakroom, Seattle 2000 infoinfo
Kristen Cothron Show Me Where The Edge Is 2012 Amazon
Rob Skane performed live, 2002-08-10, Brilliant Mistakes tribute, Albany, NY 2002 info
Oliver's Army (Dallas) performed live, Dallas-area Costello tribute band 2003 - OliversArmyBand
Adam Orth Popsquad Presents 1978Various Artists 1999
Mary Kay Place Almost Grownrecorded 1979 2011 AllmusicAmazon

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