Wreck On The Slide

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Well a wreck on the slide is a poor man's pride
There's a wreck on the slide and it stayed out of sight
If you're sneaking or a sliding better watch what you're doing
Cos there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin

When I was at school, my teacher said to me
I don't like your kind of company
Better take my advice, better be like me
It's driving me wild, oooh it's driving me wild
It's driving me wild
Plenty of nothing for a hard working child

Well a wreck on the slide is a poor man's pride
There's a wreck on the slide and it stayed out of sight
If you're sneaking or a sliding better watch what you're doing
Cos there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin

When the circus came to town and a man said it was free
I almost got killed by my curiosity
I, I, ended up working in a shooting gallery
Working as a decoy. I was working as a decoy
Working as a decoy
Plenty of trouble for a slow walking man

Well a a wreck on the slide is a poor man's pride
There's a wreck on the slide and it stayed out of sight
If you're sneaking or a sliding better watch what you're doing
Cos there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin

A wreck on the slide is a poor man's pride
There's a wreck on the slide and it stayed out of sight
If you're sneaking or a sliding better watch what you're doing
Cos there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin

When the circus left the town, I suppose I should have gone to roam
But I hadn't heard that story so I stayed at home
And then one night, when I was a drinking alone
Somebody said I was a wreck of a man
Tried so hard but I can't understand
Now I feel like a juggler running out of hands

Now a wreck on the slide is a poor man's pride
There's a wreck on the slide and it stayed out of sight
If you're sneaking or a sliding better watch what you're doing
Cos there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin
No there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin
No there's nowhere to hide that won't lead you straight to ruin
All right

Wreck On The Slide (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byFlip City (1975 demo)

First known performance:
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