Who Sang 5ive Gears in Reverse? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-2-15
length: 2:39
producer: Nick Lowe
Five gears in reverse
For girls looking at the big lift
Somebody send out for the night nurse
Please don`t stick me on the late shift
If you don`t know by now
Nobody`s gonna tell you
If you don`t know by now
The shock will probably kill you

But if your patience is corrupted and you still cannot decide
You`re sitting in the garage contemplating suicide
And you have no motivation you can`t even catch your breath
All of this acceleration is driving you to death

Five gears in reverse
You think I don`t know what I`m doing
Another fashionable first
Like walking down the road to ruin
But if you`re safe and sound
Don`t let me interrupt you
And if you`re gagged and bound
Well how can I corrupt you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love for Tender
  • 2 Opportunity
  • 3 The Imposter
  • 4 Secondary Modern
  • 5 King Horse
  • 6 Possession
  • 7 Man Called Uncle
  • 8 Clowntime Is Over
  • 9 New Amsterdam
  • 10 High Fidelity
  • 11 I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
  • 12 Black and White World
  • 13 5ive Gears in Reverse
  • 14 B Movie
  • 15 Motel Matches
  • 16 Human Touch
  • 17 Beaten to the Punch
  • 18 Temptation
  • 19 I Stand Accused
  • 20 Riot Act