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Revision as of 22:37, 13 October 2021

Everyone is busy with the regular routine
The sniper just takes his aim
Everyone is window shopping, no one is amazed
Even if he hit you, you'd still think it's just a graze
You go to a movie, you go to a show
You think that you're living, you don't really know

Big tears mean nothing
You can count them as they fall
Big tears mean nothing
When you're lying in your coffin
Tell me who's been taken in

Oh, you talk about the new boss automatic clause
But of course they make it all up for you
Always fascinated by the weird edge of town
Come home disappointed every time they put you down
Laughing with the old boys, saying that it's all noise

I suppose big tears mean nothing
You can count them as they fall
Big tears mean nothing
When you're lying in your coffin
Tell me who's been taken in

All the buttons of my overcoat
They have fallen off one by one
You wouldn't even like me if you'd never had a drink
You wouldn't even like me if you never stopped to think
Standing in the shadow, turning wives to widows

Don't you know big tears mean nothing
You can count them as they fall
Big tears mean nothing
When you're lying in your coffin
Tell me who's been taken in
Tell me, me or yous been taken in
Tell me, tell me, tell me



Llorar (Spanish Model) lyrics

Todos van de afan con la rutina regular.
El asesino ya apuntó.
Todos miran las vitrinas, nada se ve bien
Te pego la bala, no rozo tu piel.
Y te vas al cine y te vas al show
Crees que estas viviendo, tu no sabes no

Llorar, no es nada
Es ver lagrimas caer.
Llorar no es nada
Cuando mueras y estes sola
Dime quien, quien va a estar ahi

Hablas de tu jefe como clausula automatica.
Es la inventaron por ti
Fascinado por el borde de la otra ciudad.
Vas a casa defraudado cuando te va mal

Te quejas del ruido,
Con viejos amigos
Creo que,
Llorar, no es nada
Es ver lagrimas caer.
Llorar no es nada
Cuando mueras y estes sola
Dime quien, quien va a estar ahi

Uno a uno los botones de mi abrigo
Han caido todos ya.
No te habria gustado sin unas copas de mas
No te habria gustado si tuvieras que pensar
Reclamando viudas, quieto bajo sombras
Sabes que,

Llorar no es nada?
Es ver lagrimas caer.
Llorar no es nada
Cuando mueras y estes sola
Dime quien, quien va a estar ahi
Quien va a estar ahi
Tell me, tell me, tell me

Big Tears
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Mick Jones - guitar
RecordedNovember 1977-January 1978, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedApril 28, 1978
AlbumsThis Year's Model (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1993
This Year's Model (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
This Year's Model: Deluxe Edition, 2008
SinglesPump It Up, 1978
This Year's Girl, 1978
CollectionsTaking Liberties, 1980
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers, 1980
Girls Girls Girls, 1989 (CD/cassette only)
2½ Years, 1993
The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, 1999
Singles, Volume 1, 2003
Rock And Roll Music, 2007
Various Artists collectionsNME Pogo A Go Go, 1993 (CD only)
The Demon Bible According To Tower, 1995
Promos2½ Years (In 31 Minutes), 1993
Selections From This Year's Model - Blood & Chocolate - Brutal Youth, 2002
Length3:09

First known performance:
October 31, 1977, Guildford, England
Last known performance:
2021
     (139 known performances)


Alternate versions

Llorar (Spanish Model Version)
Performed bySebastián Yatra, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced bySebastian Krys from an original idea by Elvis Costello
Spanish adaptationXimena Muñoz
MusiciansSebastián Yatra - vocals
Elvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Mick Jones - guitar
RecordedFebruary 2020, Miami (Sebastián Yatra), November 1977-January 1978, Eden Studios, London (Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Mick Jones)
ReleasedSeptember 10, 2021
AlbumsSpanish Model, 2021
Length3:10
Pump It Up singlePump It Up UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

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

Taking LibertiesTaking Liberties album cover.jpg

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

Girls Girls GirlsGGG album cover 300.jpg

This Year's ModelThis Year's Model album cover.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, 1999The Very Best Of Elvis Costello (2CD) album cover.jpg

Singles, Volume 1Singles Volume 1 album cover.jpg

Rock And Roll MusicRock And Roll Music album cover.jpg

Spanish ModelSpanish Model album cover.jpg

Covers

Elastic No-No Band Every Elvis Has His Army: ENB Does EC 2005 website with download
Parallax Project performed live, 2002-08-10, Brilliant Mistakes tribute, Albany, NY 2002 info
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2013 YouTube

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