Who Sang Mystery Dance? Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello My Aim Is True cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1977-7-22
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: New Wave/Rock & Roll
length: 1:39
producer: Nick Lowe
piano: Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello
vocal: Elvis Costello
guitar: John McFee and Elvis Costello
drums (drum set): MMicky Shine
electric bass guitar: Nick Lowe
percussion: Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello
Lyrics
Romeo was restless, he was ready to kill
He jumped out the window 'cause he couldn't sit still
Juliet was waiting with a safety net
He said, "Don't bury me 'cause I'm not dead yet"

[Chorus:]
Why don't you tell me about the mystery dance
I want to know about the mystery dance
Why don't you show me
'Cause I've tried and I've tried, and I'm still mystified
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied

Well, I remember when the lights went out
And I was tryin' to make it look like it was never in doubt
She thought that I knew, and I thought that she knew
So both of us were willing, but we didn't know how to do it

[Chorus:]

Well, I was down under the covers in the middle of the night
Tryin' to discover my left foot from my right
You can see those pictures in any magazine
But what's the use of looking when you don't know what they mean?

[Chorus:]
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied
I can't do it anymore and I'm not satisfied

Tracklist
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

  • Release information
    label: Stiff Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin