Who Sang Pouring Water on a Drowning Man? Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello Kojak Variety cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-5-5
Genre: Rock Pop
length: 3:40
membranophone: Jim Keltner
piano: Larry Knechtel
electric guitar: James Burton
Hammond organ: Larry Knechtel
bass guitar: Jerry Scheff
writer: Drew Baker, Danny McCormick
You push me when I`m falling
And then you put me down
I guess I missed my calling
I should have been a clown

How much more
How much more can I stand
You`re pouring water
On a drowning man

You put me on the right track
And then you put me down
You stab me in the back
Every time I turn around

Criticize my lovin`
When I`m doing the very best I can
You`re pouring water
On a drowning man
You`re pouring water
On a drowning man
You treat me like
The fool that I am
You bet that I like everything you do
Put salt in my wounds
It`s sad but it`s true

You warm me with your kisses
Then you leave me in the cold
How can I know your wishes
When I`ve never been told
Won`t you please forgive me
Just try and understand
You`re pouring water
On a drowning man

You`re pouring water
On a drowning man
You treat me like
The fool that I am
You bet that I like everything you do
Put salt in my wounds
It`s sad but it`s true

You warm me with your kisses
Then you leave me in the cold
How can I know your wishes
When I've never been told
Won`t you please forgive me
Just try and understand
You`re pouring water
On a poor drowning man

I got tears in my eyes
Oh, I`m a drowning man
I got tears in my eyes
You`re pouring water
On a drowning man
You`re pouring water
On a poor drowning man

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Strange
  • 2 Hidden Charms
  • 3 Remove This Doubt
  • 4 I Threw It All Away
  • 5 Leave My Kitten Alone
  • 6 Everybody’s Crying Mercy
  • 7 I’ve Been Wrong Before
  • 8 Bama Lama Bama Loo
  • 9 Must You Throw Dirt in My Face
  • 10 Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
  • 11 The Very Thought of You
  • 12 Payday
  • 13 Please Stay
  • 14 Running Out of Fools
  • 15 Days