Tears, Tears And More Tears

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Wake up early in the morning
I got you on my mind
Even a simple phone call would suit me just fine

Tears, tears and more tears
I can't help but keep on crying
Tears, tears and more tears
I can't get you off of my mind

You didn't say what happened
You just walked away
You've been nothing but sorrow
And a lot of rainy days

Tears, tears and more tears
Baby won't you please come home
Tears, tears and more tears
Oh you've been gone too long

I remember the good times
The good times we had
How can you leave all that behind
Like it was just another place you've had

Remember the time when we drank sweet wine
I thought that everything was fine
Remember the walk in the park
When we talked about love and peace of mind?
Remember the night when I held you tight
Let the world pass us by
Remember the day when I heard you say
We can make it if we try

Tears, tears and more tears
What happened to the love we had?
Tears, tears and more tears
I got the blues and I got them bad

Wake up early in the morning
I got you on my mind
Even a simple phone call would suit me just fine

Tears, tears and more tears
I can't help but keep on crying
Tears, tears and more tears
I can't get you off of my mind

Tears, tears and more tears
Baby won't you please come home
Tears, tears and more tears
Oh you've been gone too long

Tears, Tears And More Tears
Written byAllen Toussaint
Performed byElvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
(featuring The Imposters, Anthony "AB" Brown & The Crescent City Horns)
Produced byJoe Henry
Horn arrangementAllen Toussaint
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Allen Toussaint - piano, backing vocals
Steve Nieve - Hammond B3 organ
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocals
Pete Thomas - drums, congas, tambourine
Anthony "AB" Brown - Fender Telecaster guitar
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle - baritone saxophone
Amadee Castenell - tenor saxophone
Joe "Foxx" Smith - trumpet
Sam "Big Sam" Williams - trombone
RecordedNovember 27 - December 10, 2005, Sunset Sound, Hollywood, and/or Piety Street Recorders, New Orleans
ReleasedMay 27, 2006
AlbumsThe River In Reverse, 2006
Various Artists collectionsPaste Magazine Sampler Issue 24, 2006
New Noises Vol. 77, 2006
Length3:30

First known performance:
October 23, 1983, Brighton, England - snippet in medley with Pump It Up
April 30, 2006, New Orleans, LA - full song
Last known performance:
April 27, 2008, New Orleans, LA
     (40 known performances, 25 as a snippet)


Alternate versions

Tears, Tears And More Tears (Live 2006)
Performed byElvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
featuring The Imposters, Anthony "AB" Brown & The Crescent City Horns
Horn arrangementAllen Toussaint
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Allen Toussaint - piano, backing vocal
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums
Anthony "AB" Brown - guitar
Amadee Castenell - saxophone
Joe "Foxx" Smith - trumpet
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle - saxophone
Sam "Big Sam" Williams - trombone
RecordedJuly 3, 2006, Montreal, QC, Canada
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006
VideosHot As A Pistol, Keen As A Blade, 2006
The River In Reverse2006 The River In Reverse Album small.jpg

Hot As A Pistol, Keen As A BladeHot As A Pistol Keen As A Blade DVD cover.jpg


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