I Still Have That Other Girl

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I have to say that we should finish it now
Before we weaken ’cause we already know this is wrong
I could give in, sometimes I think that I will
Despite the temptation, I try to be very strong
If my reluctance seems a surprise
It's not ’cause I don't want you
But I just
Know I must... hesitate

Because I still have that other girl in my head
I still have that other girl in my head

There may be ugly rumors that I have been lying
There may be angry tears, but they're never worth the crying
That is why
Sometimes I... hesitate

Because I still have that other girl in my head
I still have that other girl in my head
I still have that other girl in my head

I Still Have That Other Girl
Written byBurt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
Produced byBurt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
Arranged byBurt Bacharach
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Burt Bacharach - piano, conductor
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Jim Keltner - drums
Greg Cohen - bass
Dean Parks - guitar
plus additional musicians
RecordedJune-July 1998, Ocean Way, Los Angeles
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1998
AlbumsPainted From Memory, 1998
The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello, 2023
SinglesThis House Is Empty Now, 1998
The Sweetest Punch, 1999
Various Artists collectionsLaunch #23, 1999
PromosI Still Have That Other Girl, 1998
Cafe Music Network - Selects: Vol. 9, 1998

First known performance:
September 4, 1998, Nulle Part Ailleurs
Last known performance:
     (227 known performances)

Alternate versions

I Still Have That Other Girl (arranged by Bill Frisell)
Performed byBrian Blade, Don Byron, Billy Drewes, Curtis Fowlkes, Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Ron Miles (with Elvis Costello & Cassandra Wilson)
Produced byLee Townsend
Arranged byBill Frisell
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Cassandra Wilson - vocal
Brian Blade - drums, percussion
Don Byron - clarinet
Billy Drewes - alto saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Bill Frisell - guitar
Viktor Krauss - bass
Ron Miles - trumpet
Recorded1998, Avatar Studios, New York
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1999
AlbumsThe Sweetest Punch, 1999

I Still Have That Other Girl (Live 1998)
Performed byElvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
RecordedOctober 18, 1998, Sony Music Studios, New York
ReleasedDecember 8, 1998
VideosSessions At West 54th, 1998

I Still Have That Other Girl (Live 1999)
Performed byElvis Costello with Steve Nieve
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Steve Nieve - piano
RecordedFebruary 10, 1999, Tokyo, Japan
ReleasedApril 26, 1999
AlbumsPainted From Memory (2CD Limited Tour Edition), 1999
The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello, 2023
Painted From MemoryPFM album cover large.jpg

Single: This House Is Empty NowThis House Is Empty Now CD single front insert.jpg

Sessions At West 54th (video)Sessions At West 54th VHS cover.jpg

The Sweetest PunchBill Frisell The Sweetest Punch album cover.jpg

The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello album cover.jpg


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Maurice Clarke Grateful 2008 CDuniverse
Flor De Lis Acoustic Voice And Guitar 2010 Amazon
Michael Falzon and Bobby Fox performed live 2014-09-24, City Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia 2014 AllMusicinfoYouTube
Bill Frisell The Sweetest Punch 1999 AllMusicWikipediaAmazon
Paul Gilbert Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar 2008 AllMusicAmazonYouTube
Paul Gilbert performed live, 2008 2008 YouTubeYouTube
Daniel Lindström performed live, June 2007, Best Of Bacharach tour, Sweden 2007 infoYouTube
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Steve Nieve & AJUQ instrumental, performed live, 2020-04-03, The Daily Improvisation, France 2020 Facebook - 24:20
John Pagano performed live with Burt Bacharach info needed
Paris Studio Orchestra & Singers 2008 Volume 8 2010 Amazon
Alan Cumming performed live, 2010, Loews Regency; Highline Ballroom, New York 2010 AlanCumming.comTheaterMania
Alan Cumming performed live, 2013-03-13, Town Hall, New York 2013 NYTimes.com

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