Elvis Costello - Alison Lyrics

Elvis Costello My Aim Is True cover art
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Oh, it's so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl
And with the way you look, I understand that you were not impressed
But I heard you let that little friend of mine
Take off your party dress

I'm not gonna get too sentimental
Like those other sticky valentines
'Cause I don't know if you are loving somebody
I only know it isn't mine

Allison, I know this world is killing you
Oh, Allison, my aim is true

Well, I see you've got a husband now
Did he leave your pretty fingers lying in the wedding cake?
You used to hold him right in your hand
But it took all that he could take

Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking
When I hear the silly things that you say
I think somebody better put out the big light
'Cause I can't stand to see you this way

Allison, I know this world is killing you
Oh, Allison, my aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Welcome to the Working Week
  • 2 Miracle Man
  • 3 No Dancing
  • 4 Blame It on Cain
  • 5 Alison
  • 6 Sneaky Feelings
  • 7 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
  • 8 Less Than Zero
  • 9 Mystery Dance
  • 10 Pay It Back
  • 11 I’m Not Angry
  • 12 Waiting for the End of the World


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Elvis Costello
    album: Track 5 in album My Aim Is True
    release date: 1977-7-22
    popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: New Wave/Rock & Roll
    length: 3:24
    producer: Nick Lowe
    composer: Declan Patrick MacManus
    lyricist: Declan Patrick MacManus
    Album Information
    label: Stiff Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin