Who Sang Sour Milk‐Cow Blues? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Goodbye Cruel World cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984-6-18
length: 2:51
drums (drum set): Pete Thomas
bass guitar: Bruce Thomas
guitar family: Elvis Costello
keyboard: Steve Nieve
lead vocals: Elvis Costello
Lyrics
You like coffee and you like tea
Much more than you like me
And everybody says watch out yeah
For the sour milk-cow blues
You like your coffee just a little too sweet
Without your sugar life is incomplete
And everybody says watch out yeah
For the sour milk-cow blues

I think about you everyday
Something about you is not the same
Something about the things you say
Sounds like a different woman with a different name
Sour milk-cow blues

You wear a different size and style of shoe
I think that someone must be poisoning you
To replace you with a living double
Get out of my life right now and save them all of the trouble
They changed your complexion and your personality
Somebody`s putting ideas in your head
They took the girl of my dreams and left you here instead
Sour milk-cow blues

You take your place in this parade of pleas
You dial a number and they offer relief
All alone with just your own device
They give you something and it isn't advice
To break the hearts of a million listeners
Start out as lovers and you end up as prisoners
Somebody`s suffering from the things that you do
Somebody`s suffering but you`re glad it isn't you
Put your fingertips up to the screen
Repeat after me, wake at the count of three
Now I don`t know which is worse
What they`re doing to you or what you`re doing to me
Sour milk-cow blues

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Only Flame in Town
  • 2 Home Truth
  • 3 Room With No Number
  • 4 Inch by Inch
  • 5 Worthless Thing
  • 6 Love Field
  • 7 I Wanna Be Loved
  • 8 The Comedians
  • 9 Joe Porterhouse
  • 10 Sour Milk‐Cow Blues
  • 11 The Great Unknown
  • 12 The Deportees Club
  • 13 Peace in Our Time

  • Release information
    label: F-Beat
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 0035627031717
    script: Latin