Who Sang Human Touch? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-2-15
length: 2:31
producer: Nick Lowe
I know I've just gotta get out of this place
I can`t stand any more of that mechanical grace
Though you say it`s only industrial squeeze
It looks like luxury and feels like a disease

Oh give it to me, give it to me
I don`t want to know much about much
Give it to me, give it to me
I need, I need, I need the human touch

Left with just a house to hold
Drinking your way to drydock
It`s easy to break up a model citizen
Living in the state of shock

I just can`t believe I am responsible for this
What the makeup hides can`t be hidden with a kiss

When I`m talking in tongues I go where you lead
I don`t make you plead, oh I need you
How I`d like to fix her in a picture of rage
How I`d like to catch her when she`s acting her age
But when she`s laying stretched out on the floor
It`s no mystery to me anymore


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