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Pump It Up
Elvis Costello & The Attractions Lyrics


I've been on tenderhooks, ending in dirty looks
Listening to the Muzak, thinking 'bout this 'n' that
She said, "That's that, I don't wanna chitter-chat"
Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat

Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it

Down in the pleasure center, hell-bent or heaven-sent
Listen to the propaganda, listen to the latest slander
There's nothing underhand that she wouldn't understand

Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

Hey

She's been a bad girl, she's like a chemical
Though you try to stop it, she's like a narcotic
You wanna torture her, you wanna talk to her
All the things you bought for her, could not get a temperature

Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

Out in the fashion show, down in the bargain bin
You put your passion out under the pressure pin
Fall into submission, hit-and-run transmission
No use wishing now for any other sin

Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Don't really need it
Don't really need it
Don't really need it

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Elvis Costello

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Matthew Garnier

I've been on tenterhooks, ending in dirty looks
Listening to the Muzak, thinking 'bout this 'n' that
She said that's that, I don't wanna chitter-chat
Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat

Pump it up when you don't really need it
Pump it up until you can feel it

Down in the pleasure center, hell-bent or heaven sent
Listen to the propaganda, listen to the latest slander
There's nothing underhand that she wouldn't understand

Pump it up until you can feel it
Pump it up when you don't really need it

Hey!

She's been a bad girl, she's like a chemical
Though you try to stop it, she's like a narcotic
You wanna torture her, you wanna talk to her
All the things you bought for her, could not get a temperature

Pump it up until you can feel it
Pump it up when you don't really need it

Out in the fashion show, down in the bargain bin
You put your passion out under the pressure pin
Fall into submission, hit-and-run transmission
No use wishing now for any other sin



Sandi

🎼🎶🎵
I've been on tenderhooks, ending in dirty looks
List'ning to the Muzak, thinking 'bout this 'n' that
She said, "That's that, I don't want to chitter-chat"
Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it

Down in the pleasure center, hell-bent or heaven-sent
Listen to the propaganda, listen to the latest slander
There's nothing underhand that she wouldn't understand
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

She's been a bad girl, she's like a chemical
Though you try to stop it, she's like a narcotic
You want to torture her, you want to talk to her
All the things you bought for her, putting up your temperature
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

Out in the fashion show, down in the bargain bin
You put your passion out under the pressure pin
Fall into submission, hit-and-run transmission
No use wishing now for any other sin
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Don't really need it
Don't really need it
Don't really need it



Kye

@A Pedo In a Speedo Actually its both...
She's been a bad girl.
She's like a chemical.
Though you try to stop it,
she's like a narcotic.
You wanna torture her.
You wanna talk to her.
All the things you bought for her,
putting up your temp'rature.



Pink Unicorn

Did the Ford EcoSport ad bring you here? Well you’re in for a treat my friend! If you are unfamiliar with Elvis Costello then you have just stumbled upon one of the greatest song writers of all time! His lyrics are genius!
Check out:
Angels wanna wear my red shoes
Brilliant mistake
Blame it on Cain
Alison
Veronica
Oliver’s Army
Watching the Detectives
Little Palaces
Radio radio
.......
I could go on and on! Enjoy!!!!!



All comments from YouTube:

UncleFexxer

The flat-out coolest nerd who ever performed.

Dolly Dagger

Like a pissed off Buddy Holly.

Robin Evans

Bang on

Lachlan Macfarlane

@Jake P or Rivers Cuomo

Kendall A. Bell

Him and Ben Folds, for sure.

Aaron Johns

Definitely Donnie Iris

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King K

My dad never used to want to put his stress and worry on his kids, so he never let on when his job got him down or bills were hard to pay. Instead he would play this song at full blast and dance through, singing at the top of his lungs till me and him both had huge smiles on our faces. I didn’t know this till years later, and to this day I still play this when I need to de-stress

homer151

@Gary Last I like that

sosmra

Great story rock on !

rudikeegan

Your Dad is The Bollocks !!

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