Who Sang Beaten to the Punch? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-2-15
length: 1:49
producer: Nick Lowe
You say that you can and then you run to get your mummy
And you`re almost beaten to the punch
Looking for the man who sold you the dummy
And you`re almost beaten to the punch
Laughing at the older guys who say it`s just as well
Saved by the wedding bell
Almost beaten to the punch

You`re looking for somebody new that you can knock around
You are almost beaten to the punch
If you've got a head for figures then you`d better count me out
You were almost beaten to the punch
You pulled the piece but you soon called it love
You go hand in glove
Almost beaten to the punch

Your body speaks much louder than your voice
You let it do the talking so I don`t have any choice

Now you find the younger guys are putting up resistance
And you`re almost beaten to the punch
You better get out now because you`ll never go the distance
And you`re almost beaten to the punch
You`ll find a girl and you`ll promise her anything
Even a wedding ring
Almost beaten to the punch

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