We Despise You

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Hey you! Are you looking at me?
Don’t waste your time
‘Cos I know your crime and I know that pose
And the lines around your eyes don’t show
When your face is in repose
The skin is tightening as you touch a nerve
Did you get what you paid for
Or did you only get what you deserve?

Go home, go home, go home, go home
And don’t come out again until we tell you to
Until we say you can
Go home, go home, go home, go home
And don’t come out again ‘til we analyze you
We despise you
But we can’t help you now

The sins visit on your face
As you think about that cul-de-sac and the wit you lack
And the slanders you repeat when I don’t fall at your feet
Too old to be so frightened
And too scared to tell the truth
You lie in teenage anguish
Which you can no longer blame upon your youth

Go home, go home, go home, go home
And don’t come out again until we tell you to
Until we say you can
Go home, go home, go home, go home
And don’t come out again as we analyze you
We despise you
But we can’t help you now

We despise you
We despise you
We despise you
We despise you

We Despise You
Written byElvis Costello & Cait O'Riordan
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar, bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Recordedlate 1991 or early 1992, Pathway Studios, London
ReleasedApril 18, 1994
Singles13 Steps Lead Down, 1994
Sulky Girl, 1995 (Japan)
Length3:10

First known performance:
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Wendy James version

Performed byWendy James
Produced byChris Kimsey
MusiciansWendy James - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
Cass Lewis - bass
Neil Taylor - guitar
Andy Bown - organ
Jon Astley - piano
Ian Wilson - backing vocal
Steve Butler - backing vocal
AlbumsWendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears, 1993
Length3:18
13 Steps Lead Down single13 Steps Lead Down UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Wendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your TearsWendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears album cover.jpg

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