Youll Never Be A Man

Chords and lyrics for Youll Never Be A Man by Elvis Costello

A 
You need protection from the physical art of conversa
Bm 
tion
A 
D 
A 
Though the fist is mightier than the lip, it adds the aggrava
Bm 
tion
A 
D 
 
Bm 
I got the
G 
password
C 
I got persua
Am 
sion
F 
 
proposi
Am 
tion for i
F 
nvasion of your
Am 
privacy
 
Give your
F 
self away and find the fake in  
C 
me
 
You’ll  
A 
never be a man
 
No matter how many  
D 
foreign bodies  
E 
you 
 
 
A 
can 
 
take
D 
A 
 
You’ll  
A 
never be a man
D 
A 
A 
When you’re  
D 
half a woman and you’re  
A 
half 
 
awake
 
(1) With a  
Bm7 
face full of tears and  
A 
a chemical shake
 
Given  
D 
half a chance, that I can take
F 
Are you so superior, are you  
C 
in such pain
 
Are you made out of  
C 
porcelain?
 
When  
F 
they made you they  
C 
broke the cast
 
Don’t wanna be first, I just want to  
G 
last
 
A 
You strike a profile on the low side of my imagina
Bm 
tion
A 
D 
A 
My eyes climbed down to find the point of possible satura
Bm 
tion
A 
D 

You Tripped At Every Step

Chords and lyrics for You Tripped At Every Step by Elvis Costello

G 
Take your tiny feet  
Em/B 
out 
 
of
C 
your 
 
mothe
G/D 
r?s 
 
shoes
 
Or  
Bm 
there?s is goin
Em 
g to be a ter
Am7 
rible 
 
scen
D7 
e
G 
It?s not just a lips
Em/B 
tick 
 
d
C 
rawn on crooke
G/D 
d when they
Bm 
Find how wick
Em 
ed we are
B 
How wicked we hav
Bdim 
 
been
C 
E 
How I?ve been tempted
Am 
 
C 
How you tripped at every ste
G/D 
p
D 
C 
 
You tripped at every step
Em 
, you tripped at ever
C 
 
step
Em 
 
Oh, ho
C 
w you tripped at every step
Bm 
D/A 
C 
 
G 
There?s a merry tune th
Em/B 
at starts in
C 
“I” 
 
an
G/D 
 
ends
 
In
Bm 
“You”, like ma
Em 
ny famous pop so
Am7 
ngs 
 
do
D7 
G 
You would sing along wi
Em/B 
th 
 
lit
C 
tle 
 
tell-t
G/D 
ale 
 
staggers
Bm 
While 
 
bala
Em 
ncing on daggers
B 
Thou they were killing  
Bdim 
you
C 
E 
You looked so deadly
Am 
 
C 
As you tripped at every st
G/D 
ep
D 
C 
 
You tripped at every ste
Em 
p, you tripped at ever
C 
 
step
Em 
 
Oh, ho
C 
w you tripped at every step
Bm 
D/A 
C 
 
And I  
Eb 
would try to catch you anytime y
Ab6 
ou 
 
call
G7 
 
Only you drank that potion and went out of control
Bb7 
 
There?s nothing
Eb 
to stop you so how can you fal
Ab6 
l
G7 
 
L
C 
et me take your hand
Am 
Bb/F 
Put down that frying pan
D/F# 
 
G 
Darkness would become me,
Em/B 
undernea
C 
th the table
G/D 
Bm 
As the  
Em 
fury raged aro
Am7 
und the hou
D7 
se
G 
Your despairing tread w
Em/B 
as 
 
angry
C 
and 
 
uns
G/D 
table
 
Jus
B 
t as this cartoo
Bdim 
 
mouse
C 
E 
Went 
 
undetect
Am 
ed
 
C 
As you tripped at every st
G/D 
ep
D 
C 
 
You tripped at every ste
Em 
p, you tripped at ever
C 
 
step
Em 
 
Oh, ho
C 
w you tripped at every step
Bm 
D/A 
C 
 
G 
In another worl
Em/B 
d of g
C 
in and cigaret
G/D 
tes
 
Those c
Bm 
ocktail 
 
cabinets
Em 
put mud  
Am7 
in your eye
D7 
G 
Maybe that is why y
Em/B 
ou 
 
fi
C 
nd it hard
G/D 
to see me
Bm 
And if you d
Em 
on?t believe me
B 
Before you start
Bdim 
to 
 
cr
C 
y
E 
“Don?t eve leave  
Am 
me.”
 
C 
As you tripped at every st
G/D 
ep
D 
C 
 
You tripped at every ste
Em 
p, you tripped at ever
C 
 
step
Em 
 
Oh, ho
C 
w you tripped at every step
Bm 
D/A 
C 

You Little Fool

Chords and lyrics for You Little Fool by Elvis Costello

G 
 
C 
 
G 
 
G 
Daddy’s best  
C 
girl in the world is  
D 
not supposed to have a boyfriend
C 
But she’s never  
Bm 
wanted at home
Am7 
C 
Other girls  
G 
are allowed  
Am7 
to wear their makeup
 
She sneaks  
C 
out her lipstick  
Bm 
powder and comb
D 
D 
She surrounds his name with  
G 
hearts and flowers
C 
G 
Talks on the telephone for  
C 
hours 
 
 
G 
and 
 
 
C6 
hours
 
G 
And 
 
 
D 
two on a  
G 
string
 
The  
C 
words of love have an  
D 
imitation 
 
ring
 
D 
You 
 
 
C 
little 
 
fool
G 
I suppose  
D 
that your go
C 
ing to stay  
G 
all 
 
night
D 
You 
 
 
C 
little 
 
fool
G 
Don’t look at me  
D 
that way  
C 
you know it  
G 
isn’t 
 
right
D 
You 
 
 
Bsus4 
little 
 
fo
G 
ol, you little fo
D 
ol, 
 
 
C 
you little fool
 
E 
They say  
A 
no news  
A7 
is 
 
good
D 
news
 
The  
E 
little 
 
 
A 
girl wants  
A7 
inform
D 
ation
D 
Mother just  
C 
gives her  
G 
some 
 
 
E 
pills to  
A 
choose
 
And  
F 
says go and  
Bb 
use 
 
your
C 
imagination
 
G 
Daddy’s best  
C 
girl in the world  
D 
says just look what I have got
 
As she  
C 
sits beside him  
Bm 
on the high stool
Am7 
s
C 
With his arms  
G 
around her neck,  
Am7 
snowball in one hand
 
And the  
C 
other full of  
Bm7 
imitatio
D 
 
jewels
 
She fingers a  
D 
string of pearls
G 
An imitation but  
C 
he’ll 
 
 
G 
never 
 
 
C6 
know 
 
it
 
Imitation  
G 
lashes 
 
 
D 
flutter 
 
a
G 
bove
C 
Looking for an imi
D 
tation of  
Em 
love

Worthless Thing

Chords and lyrics for Worthless Thing by Elvis Costello

 
Intro (full band)  
D 
Em F
Gm 
#m G  
D 
A D
Gm 
3xs 
 
 
D 
and hold on last D
 
D 
How many times can you  
Bm 
jump out of the cupboard
 
Before  
F#m 
someone gets suspicious o
A 
r someone gets discovered
 
D 
You can live forever in a  
Bm 
split second of fame
 
F#m 
Come on down, the price is right
A 
, whats you name
 
While  
G 
crocodile makes  
D 
good 
 
shoes
 
And a  
G 
dog may changes his  
D 
coat
 
Bm 
I can’t change what’s
F#m 
written on your
 
Bm 
face 
 
t
F#m 
onight 
 
and
Em 
 
quote
 
Oh I  
Bm 
wish you could
F#m 
see
 
Bm 
Quite 
 
how
F#m 
much you cou
Em 
ld mean to me
 
(Em  
F#m 
 
G 
 
A 
D)
 
You  
G 
worthless 
 
thing
 
(Em  
Em 
 
F#m 
G)
 
If you were  
D 
ten feet taller and  
G 
almost 
 
handsome
 
Bm 
 
might
F#m 
pay this kin
Em 
gs 
 
ransom
 
(Em  
F#m 
 
G 
 
A 
D)
 
You  
G 
worthless 
 
thing
D 
Dsus2 
 
Bm 
All the cars and
F#m 
pills and girls
 
Who  
G 
tore his shirt to  
F#m 
tatters
 
Do you  
Em 
know how tall he was
 
(Em  
F#m 
G)
 
Cause that is  
G 
all that really matters
 
Do you  
Bm 
know his mother’s
F#m 
last 
 
name
 
Do you  
G 
think that he’s  
F#m 
divine
 
You’ve seen the  
Em 
film
 
(Em  
F#m 
G)
 
You’ve read the  
G 
book
 
(Em  
F#m 
 
G 
 
Em 
 
F#m hold 
)
 
D 
Aaahhh  
G 
You worthless thing

Whats So Funny

Chords and lyrics for Whats So Funny by Elvis Costello

 
As I walk  
G 
through
C 
 
This wicked  
G 
world
C 
 
Searchin’ for  
Em 
light in the
A 
darkness 
 
of
D 
insanity.
C 
 
I ask  
G 
myself
C 
 
Is all hope  
G 
lost?
C 
 
Is there only  
Em 
pain 
 
and
A 
hatred, 
 
and
D 
misery?
C 
 
And each  
G 
time I feel like  
Gmaj7 
this 
 
inside,
G7 
There’s one thing I wanna
C 
know:
G 
What’s so funny ’bout  
D 
peace love & unders
Em 
tanding?
A 
Ohhhh
G 
What’s so funny ’bout  
D 
peace love & unders
Em 
tanding?
D 
 
G 
 
C 
x4

Welcome To The Working Week

Chords and lyrics for Welcome To The Working Week by Elvis Costello

 
Now that your p
E 
icture’s in the paper bein’ r
G#m7 
ythmic’lly 
 
admired
 
And you can  
C#m7 
have anyone that you ha
F# 
ve ever desired,
A 
All you gotta tell me now is w
B 
hy, why, why why.
 
A 
Welcome to the working  
C#m 
week.
 
Oh, I kn
A 
ow it don’t thrill you.
 
I h
E 
ope it don’t kill you.
A 
Welcome to the  
C#m 
working
F# 
week.
 
You gotta  
A 
do it till you’re through it so you b
B 
etter get to it.
 
E 
All of your fam’ly had to  
G#m 
kill to survive,
C#m 
And they’re still waitin’ for thei
F# 
r big day to arrive.
 
But  
A 
if they knew how I felt, they’d b
B 
ury me alive.
 
A 
Welcome to the working  
C#m 
week.
 
Oh, I kn
A 
ow it don’t thrill you.
 
I h
E 
ope it don’t kill you.
A 
Welcome to the  
C#m 
working
F# 
week.
 
You gotta  
A 
do it till you’re through it so you b
B 
etter get to it.
 
G#m 
I hear you sayin’, “Hey, the
C#m 
city’s all right,”
 
When you  
F#m 
only 
 
read
G#m 
about it  
A 
in 
 
boo
B 
ks.
G#m 
Spend all your money gettin
C#m 
‘ so convinced
 
That you n
A 
ever even bother to lo
B 
ok
E 
Sometimes I wonder if we’re l
G#m 
ivin’ in the same land
C#m 
.
 
Why d’you wanna  
F# 
be my friend
 
When I f
A 
eel like a juggler runnin’  
B 
outta 
 
hands?
 
A 
Welcome to the working  
C#m 
week,
A 
Oh ah, welcome to the working w
E 
eek.
 
Now that your picture?s  
E 
in the paper bein’ publ
G#m 
icly 
 
admired
 
You can h
C#m 
ave 
 
anyone
 
That you have e
F# 
ver 
 
desired
 
A
A 
ll you gotta do is tell me  
B 
why, why, why, why…
 
W
A 
elcome to the workin’ we
E 
ek
 
Oh, I k
A 
now it don?t thrill you
 
I hope  
E 
it don’t kill you
 
Welcome  
A 
to the workin’ week
F# 
 
You gotta do it ‘
A 
til you do it
 
So you’d bette
B 
r get to it
 
I he
G# 
ar you sayin’ that the city?s all righ
C#m 
t
 
But you’ve o
F#m 
nly read about it i
G#m 
 
books
A 
B 
 
Spent a
G# 
ll your money gettin’ so convinced
C#m 
 
That you never even bothere
A 
d to learn
B 
 
Welcome
A 
to the workin’ week
E 
 
Well now, welcome to t
A 
he workin’ week
E 

Wave A White Flag

Chords and lyrics for Wave A White Flag by Elvis Costello

 
Take off your s
F 
hoes, 
 
 
Gsus4 
hang
G 
 
Gadd9 
up
C 
your wings
 
Stack up the c
F 
hairs, roll up the  
G 
rug
 
Savor the  
E7 
things that so
Am 
briety 
 
brings
 
But w
C 
hen I hit the  
G7 
bottle, there’s no
C 
tellin’ what I’ll
G7 
do
 
‘Cause  
C 
something deep ins
G7 
ide me wants to
C 
turn you black and
C7 
blue
F 
I can’t res
Ab7 
ist 
 
you
C 
 
I
E7 
can’
Am 
t wait
 
To  
D7 
twist your loving arms ’til you c
G7 
apitulate
 
C 
Beat me in the  
G7 
kitchen, and I’ll
C 
beat you in the h
G7 
all
 
There’s  
C 
nothing I love  
G7 
better than a
C 
free 
 
for
C7 
all
 
To  
F 
take your pretty  
Ab7 
neck and see whic
C 
 
wa
E7 
 
i
Am 
t bends
 
But  
D7 
when it is all over we will
G7 
still be friends
 
Am 
Wave a white  
G7 
flag
Am 
, put away t
G7 
he 
 
pistol
Am 
Too 
 
many
G7 
people 
 
jus
C 
t can’t ge
C7 
 
kissed
 
But if there’s  
F 
nothin’ I can  
Ab7 
do to make  
A7sus4 
ame
A7 
nds, baby
Dm 
Hope you don’
Gsus4 
 
 
G 
mur
C 
-der
C7 
me
 
Oh, was it  
Am 
all right, or was it  
Am 
o–kay
 
I’ll make it  
Am 
all up to
E7 
yo
Am 
 
s
C7 
omeday
 
Oh, but you  
Dm 
didn’t have to
E7 
laugh 
 
tha
Am 
 
way
 
Oh, no, you  
D7 
didn’t have to laugh that
G 
way
G7 
 
Am 
Wave a white  
G7 
flag
Am 
, put away t
G7 
he 
 
pistol
Am 
Too 
 
many
G7 
people 
 
jus
C 
t can’t ge
C7 
 
kissed
 
But if there’s  
F 
nothin’ I can  
Ab7 
do to make  
A7sus4 
ame
A7 
nds, baby
Dm 
Hope you don’
Gsus4 
 
 
G 
mur
C 
-der 
 
me
 
Gee,  
A7 
baby,
Dm 
hope you don’
Gsus4 
 
 
G 
mur-
C 
–der 
 
me

Watching The Detectives

Chords and lyrics for Watching The Detectives by Elvis Costello

 
 
Am 
Nice girls, not one with a defect
 
 
F 
Cellophane shrink wrap, so correct
 
 
Am 
Red dogs under illegal  
F 
legs
 
 
Am 
She looks so good that he gets down and
F 
begs
 
She is wa
C 
tching the detectives
 
“Ooh,  
G 
he’s so cute”
 
 
C 
Watching the detectives
 
 
G 
When they shoot,
C 
shoot,
F 
shoot,
D 
shoot
 
 
Am 
They beat him up until the teardrops start
G 
 
 
F 
But he can’t be wounded cos he’s got no he
C 
art
G 
 
 
C 
Just like wat
G 
ching the detectives,
 
 
C 
Don’t get cute
 
 
G 
Watching the detectives,
 
 
Am 
I get so angry when the teardrops start
G 
 
 
F 
But he can’t be wounded cos he’s got no he
C 
art
 
 
G 
Watching the detectives,
C 
 
 
Am 
 
F 

Watch Your Step

Chords and lyrics for Watch Your Step by Elvis Costello

C 
 
F 
 
Em 
 
C 
 
F 
 
G 
(repeat)
 
1.)
C 
Don’t say a  
F 
word
Em 
,  
C 
don’t 
 
say
F 
any
Cm 
thing
 
1.)
C 
Don’t say a  
F 
word, 
 
 
Em 
I’m
C 
not 
 
even
F 
liste
G 
ning
 
1.)
C 
I read in the  
Dm 
papers 
 
abou
Em 
t their escape
 
1.)
F 
They’re just  
C 
two bit of kids from a  
Em 
bunch of so
F 
-ur
C 
grapes
F 
Em 
C 
 
3.)
F 
kicking in the car chrome
C 
 
Dm 
And 
 
you’re
Em 
drinking down th
F 
e Eau de
 
3.{cont.})A
C 
nd
Dm 
you’re 
 
 
Em 
spitting out the
F 
Kodachrome
C 
F 
Em 
C 
 
1,2,3.)
C 
You better  
F 
watch 
 
your
G 
step
C 
F 
Em 
C 
F 
G 
 
C 
Watch who’s  
Bm 
knocking 
 
on
Am 
your 
 
front
F 
door
 
Now you  
C 
know that they’re  
Bm 
watching
 
What are you  
Am 
waiting
F 
for?
 
Think you’re  
C 
young and o
Bm 
riginal
Am 
Get out b
F 
efore…
C 
F 
Em 
C 
They get to  
F 
watch your  
G 
step
C 
F 
Em 
C 
F 
G 
 
C 
Broken 
 
 
Bm 
noses hung up
Am 
on 
 
th
F 
 
wall
C 
Back slapping  
Bm 
drinkers cheer the
Am 
heavy 
 
weigh
F 
 
brawl
C 
So punch  
Bm 
drunk they don’t
Am 
und
F 
erstand at al
C 
l
F 
Em 
C 
You better  
F 
watch your  
G 
step
 
Am 
 
F 
 
Em 
 
C 
 
G 
 
F 
 
Em 
 
Dm 
 
G 
 
C 
 
Bb 
 
F 
 
C 
Bye
Bm 
 
I  
Am 
send you all
F 
my 
 
regards
C 
You’re so  
Bm 
tough
Am 
You’re 
 
so
F 
hard
C 
Listen to the  
Bm 
hammers 
 
fal
Am 
ling in th
F 
 
breaker’
G 
 
yar
C 
d
C 
You better  
F 
watch your  
G 
step
C 

Waiting For The End Of The World

Chords and lyrics for Waiting For The End Of The World by Elvis Costello

 
The  
G 
man from the  
C 
tele
F 
vision 
 
 
G 
crawled into the  
C 
train.
 
I  
F 
wonder 
 
 
G 
who he’s gonna  
C 
stick it  
F 
in this  
G 
time.
C 
Ev’ryone was  
Bb 
looking
F 
for 
 
a
C 
little 
 
ente
Bb 
rtainment,
F 
So they’ll  
G 
prob’bly pull his  
C 
hands off  
F 
when they  
G 
find out his  
C 
name.
 
And  
F 
then they  
D 
shut down the power all al
F 
ong the l
C 
ine,
 
And we got  
D 
stuck in the tunnel where  
F 
no lights  
C 
shine.
 
They got to t
D 
ouching all the girls who were too
F 
scared to c
C 
all 
 
out.
D 
Nobody was saying anything at all.
 
We were w
G 
aiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld.
G 
Waiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld,
G 
Waiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld.
 
Dear  
Em 
Lord, I sin
G 
cerely hope you’re comin’,
 
G 
Things got back to  
C 
normal 
 
 
F 
as the  
G 
train began to  
C 
roll 
 
ag
F 
ain.
G 
We got to the st
C 
ation 
 
ab
F 
out 
 
tw
G 
enty minutes l
C 
ater.
 
The l
C 
egendary 
 
h
Bb 
itch
F 
hiker 
 
 
C 
says he knows w
Bb 
here it’s  
F 
at.
G 
Now he’d like to  
C 
go to S
F 
pain, or s
G 
omewhere like t
C 
hat,
F 
With his t
D 
wo-tone Bible and his f
F 
unny 
 
cigar
C 
ettes,
 
His
D 
sun tan lotion and his castenets.
 
He was w
G 
aiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld,
G 
Waiting for the e
C 
nd 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld,
G 
Waiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld.
 
Dear L
Em 
ord, I sin
G 
cerely hope you’re comin’,
 
C 
And 
 
th
F 
en the br
G 
ide, the gr
C 
oom, the congreg
F 
ation and the pr
G 
iest
 
All got onto the tr
C 
ain when we were
F 
three stations  
G 
east, 
 
yeah.
 
C 
Hiding from a sc
Bb 
andal
F 
in the  
C 
national 
 
press
Bb 
,
 
They h
F 
ad been tr
G 
ying to get m
C 
arried 
 
s
F 
ince they st
G 
ole the wedding dr
C 
ess.
F 
D 
You may see them drowning as you str
F 
oll along the b
C 
each.
 
But don’t thr
D 
ow out the lifeline till they’re clean out of reach.
G 
Waiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld.
G 
Waiting for the  
C 
end 
 
 
F 
of the w
G 
orld.