Watch Your Step
Elvis Costello Lyrics


Don't say a word
Don't say anything
Don't say a word
I'm not even listening
I read in the papers about their escape
They be two bitter kids from a bunch of sour grapes
You better watch your step

Watch who's knocking on your front door
Now you know that they're watching
What are you waiting for?
Think you're young and original
Get out before
They get to watch your step

Ev'ry day is full of fun and family spice
They're making heroes out of fall guys
They say it's good for business
From Singapore to Widnes
You better watch your step

Broken noses hung up on the wall
Back slapping drinkers cheer the heavy weight brawl
So punch drunk, they don't understand at all
You better watch your step

Ev'ry night
Go out full of carnal desires
End up in the closing time choirs
When you're kicking in the cot room
And you're drinking down the eau de cologne
And you're spitting out the Kodachrome
You better watch your step

Bye
I send you all my regards
You're so tough
You're so hard
Listen to the hammers falling in the breaker's yard
You better watch your step
You better watch your step
Ooh, watch your step

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Written by: ELVIS COSTELLO

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Ray Vega

Here's the lyrics for this song:

Don't say a word
Don't say anything
Don't say a word
I'm not even listening
I read in the papers about their escape
They be two bitter kids from a bunch of sour grapes
You better watch your step
Watch who's knocking on your front door
Now you know that they're watching
What are you waiting for?
Think you're young and original
Get out before
They get to watch your step
Ev'ry day is full of fun and family spice
They're making heroes out of fall guys
They say it's good for business
From Singapore to Widnes
You better watch your step
Broken noses hung up on the wall
Back slapping drinkers cheer the heavy weight brawl
So punch drunk, they don't understand at all
You better watch your step
Ev'ry night
Go out full of carnal desires
End up in the closing time choirs
When you're kicking in the cot room
And you're drinking down the eau de cologne
And you're spitting out the Kodachrome
You better watch your step
Bye
I send you all my regards
You're so tough
You're so hard
Listen to the hammers falling in the breaker's yard
You better watch your step
You better watch your step
Ooh, watch your step



Steve Heck

There are some issues with the lyrics.

Don't say a word
 Don't say anything
 Don't say a word
 I'm not even listening
 I read in the paper about their escape
 They're just two bits of kids from a bunch of sour grapes
 You better watch your step

 Watch who's knocking on your front door
 Now you know that they're watching
 What are you waiting for?
 Think you're young and original
 Get out before
 They get to watch your step

 Every day is full of fun
 And family spies
 They're making heroes out of fall guys
 They say it's good for business
 From Singapore to Widnes
 You better watch your step

 Broken noses hung up on the wall
 Back-slapping drinkers cheer the heavyweight brawl
 So punch drunk they don't understand at all
 You better watch your step

 Every night
 Go out full of carnival desires
 End up in the closing time choirs
 When you're kicking in the car chrome
 And you're drinking down the Eau de Cologne
 And you're spitting out the Kodachrome
 You better watch your step

 Bye
 I send you all my regards
 You're so tough
 You're so hard
 Listen to the hammers falling in the breaker's yard
 You better watch your step
 You better watch your step
 Ooh, watch your step



All comments from YouTube:

Alison Barclay

The perfect song to sing when you're bored with boozaholics whose main entertainment is to get pissed and stoned. Hot damn, wish I'd written this myself. Love you, EC.

Superpan21

The Simpsons brought me here.

Elena Valiente

Me too! And I love it!

DANI M

😘

Louis Oswald

Good one!

Ray Vega

Simpleton it's the "Lost Verizon" episode. Crazy, considering I am a AT&T user and I have a Verizon Samsung flip phone (I currently using a iPhone and I am a cell phone collector so I have a couple of old phones, and smartphones, too!)

Ray Vega

Yes, I was just starting to watch The Simpsons on Disney Plus (I only watched the few episodes on TV and a several clips of The Simpsons on YouTube) for the first time and this song brought me here! Thank you Disney!

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goldsmice

Like most EC&TA songs, Bruce Thomas's bass provides the hook.

Jonathan Lax

Just another total pop gem from EC and it’s beyond me why this tune didn’t rocket to the top of the charts.

Adrian Paul Fayter

Bought a cassette tape, discounted to, I dunno, probably 99 pence, in the record shop in West Wickham, just before I went off for my second year at university.   And so I got to know the greatest song lyric writer, well, you know...  ever

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