Who Sang King Horse? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-2-15
length: 3:02
producer: Nick Lowe
composer: Elvis Costello
lyricist: Elvis Costello
Cheap cut satin and bad perfume
Showtime is almost here
Teased up by a strip cartoon
Laughing up your sleeve
S******ing in your beer
He`d seen the bottom of a lot of glasses
But he`d never seen love so near
He`d seen love get so expensive
But he`d never seen love get so dear

Now I know that you`re all King Horse
Between tenderness and brute force (repeat)

She can turn upon a sixpence in the mouth and trousers set
Hit the bill, ring the bell, never spill a sip
And still she knows the kind of tip that she is gonna get
A lot of loose exchanges, precious little respect
When it`s someone else`s weekend
That`s the best you can expect

[Chorus]
So fond of the fabric
So fond of fabrication
From comic books to tragic
Through the heart of complications

Meanwhile back in some secluded spot
He says `will you please?` and she says `stop`
If I ever lose this good thing that I've got
I never want to hear the song you dedicated tonight
'Cause I knew that song so long before we met
That it means much more than it might

[Chorus]

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