Wednesday Week

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The movies save on conversation
And the TV saves on sight
We met in a head-on collision
So I would say our chances would be slight
You can lead and I will follow
See us dancing cheek to cheek
You'll remember me tomorrow
But you won't give a damn by Wednesday Week

Say you love me until you do so
Joso singing just like Caruso
Three little words roll off your tongue
Somehow your face just doesn't look so young
You say you want to strike a bargain
Now there is no need to speak
You say you want to learn the jargon
But you won't give a damn by Wednesday Week
You start acting like a zombie
Someone wants your piece of cake
You think you want to jump up on me
But you won't give a damn by Wednesday Week

Oh what a letdown when the battle was finally won
One little breakdown and then it was over and done
I wish I had your confidence
It's love and not coincidence
Do you say these words to everyone?
You're fantastic, you're terrific
Your excellence is almost scientific
You took the words out of my mouth
You put the tongue into my cheek
But I'd better lose my memory by Wednesday Week

Wednesday Week
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedAugust-September 1978, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedDecember 18, 1978
AlbumsArmed Forces (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1993
Armed Forces (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
SinglesTalking In The Dark, 1978
Green Shirt, 1979 (Canada)
Accidents Will Happen, 1979
New Amsterdam, 1980 (US)
CollectionsTaking Liberties, 1980
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers, 1980
2½ Years, 1993
Singles, Volume 1, 2003
Rock And Roll Music, 2007

Only known performance:
March 4, 1981, Birmingham, England
     (1 known performance)

Talking In The Dark singleTalking In The Dark UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Accidents Will Happen singleAccidents Will Happen UK 7" single (version 2) front sleeve.jpg

New Amsterdam singleNew Amsterdam US 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Taking LibertiesTaking Liberties album cover.jpg

Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers10BM album cover 280.jpg

Armed ForcesArmed Forces Rykodisc album cover.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

Singles, Volume 1Singles Volume 1 album cover.jpg

Rock And Roll MusicRock And Roll Music album cover.jpg


Steve Nieve instrumental, performed live, 2020-04-15, The Daily Improvisation, France 2020 Facebook - 12:35
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2014 YouTube

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