Who Sang (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes? 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: 2:49
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 used to be disgusted
And now I try to be amused
But since their wings have got rusted
You know, the angels want to wear my red shoes
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain
That's when I knew that I could not refuse
And I won't get any older, 'cause the angels want to wear my red shoes

Oh, oh, I was watching while you're dancing away
Our love got fractured in the echo and sway
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it

Oh, I know that she's disgusted (Oh, why's that?)
'Cause she's feeling so abused (Oh, that's too bad)
She gets tired of the lust (Oh, I'm so sad)
But it's so hard to refuse
Can you say that I'm too old
When the angels have stolen my red shoes?

Oh, I said, "I'm so happy I could die"
She said, "Drop dead," then left with another guy
That's what you get if you go chasing after vengeance
Ever since you got me punctured, this has been my sentence

Oh, I used to be disgusted
And now I try to be amused
But since their wings have got rusted
You know, the angels want to wear my red shoes
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain
That's when I knew that I could not refuse
And I won't get any older, 'cause the angels want to wear my red shoes

Oh, I won't get any older, now the angels want to wear my red shoes
Red shoes, the angels want to wear my red shoes
Red shoes, the angels want to wear my red shoes...

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