Who Sang No Dancing? 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: 2:43
producer: Nick Lowe
piano: Sean Hopper
vocal: Elvis Costello
background vocals: John Ciambotti, Sean Hopper and Nick Lowe
organ: Sean Hopper
guitar: John McFee and Elvis Costello
drums (drum set): MMicky Shine
electric bass guitar: John Ciambotti
Lyrics
Oh, I know that she has made a fool of him
Like many girls have done so many times before
Time and time again
But he's so strange, I don't know why
But somebody, somebody has to cry
There's gonna be no dancing when they get home

There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing when they get home

Now he's telling her every little thing he's done
Once he glanced at the jackets of some paperbacks
Now he's read every one
He's such a drag (He's such a drag)
He's not insane (He's not insane)
It's just that everybody has to feel his pain
There's gonna be no dancing when they get home

He's getting down on his knees
He finds that her brother's not so easy to please, oh, oh
After all, his rights were just a paper striptease
She's caught it like some disease

If he says "No dancing"
There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing on my own

She can't even speak to him, he can't face her now
He says, "Even though I want to shake your hand
All I ever do is bow
So now do you see, how can it be?
Why can't you give me anythin' but sympathy?"

There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing
There's gonna be no dancing on my own

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