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It's going round the town
It's going round the town
It's going round the town
You're so lovable
My baby gave me notice to quit
I just can't get used to it
She broke my little heart in two
Now somebody else is being the same old you


My baby has Egyptian eyes
And a wicked look beyond compare
If you thought I was a fool for you
Then I must be a bigger fool for her


He'd turn the flowers of springtime into a wreath
He says he'd love you eternally
I say please please can't you keep it brief

They say they're going to bury you
Because you're so lovable
Put your money where your mouth was
You're so lovable
Each tender mumble brings us closer to bedlam
You're so lovable
The toast of the town and the talk of the bedroom
You're so lovable

You're so sweet
You're so honest
You say `I'll be true to you boy'
But I won't promise
Then you say you love me
Then you show me
As you lie there so lifelike below me


Written byDeclan MacManus & Cait O'Riordan
Performed byThe Costello Show
Produced byJ. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett & Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus with Larry Kalman Hirsch
MusiciansThe Little Hands Of Concrete - vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Jerry Scheff - electric bass
Jim Keltner - sticks & drums
Mitchell Froom - organ
David Hidalgo - harmony vocal
RecordedJuly-August 1985, Ocean Way and/or Sunset Sound and/or Sound Factory, Los Angeles
ReleasedFebruary 21, 1986
AlbumsKing Of America, 1986
SinglesLovable, 1986
CollectionsGirls Girls Girls, 1989
PromosVisa Sampler, 2007

First known performance:
July 4, 1986, Roskilde, Denmark
Last known performance:
June 7, 2023, Vancouver, BC
     (74 known performances)

King Of America1986 King Of America Album.jpg

Single: LovableLovable US 12" promo front sleeve.jpg

Girls Girls GirlsGGG album cover 300.jpg

Visa SamplerVisa Sampler front.jpg


Ross Bellenoit & The Deceptions w/ Kevin Monko & Shannon McGill performed live, 2016-05-19, Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, Pennsylvania 2016 YouTube
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2019 YouTube

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