The Stamping Ground




The Stamping Ground


The stamping ground
The stamping ground
All your old gang still hang around
Coming in with the same blokes
Going home with the same jokes
If you ever go missing I know where you'll be found
The stamping ground

The big fellow on the front door knows your face
The barman pretends that he saved you a place
But when your back is turned they say she's older than she tells
I could stand the main attraction but not the cling-on tails


Everybody know everybody's trouble
Who comes in alone, who leaves as a couple
They've seen you coming and they act like they're pleased to meet you
Say it's very nice to know you but I wouldn't want to be you


You talk like you don't have a brain in your head
You act like you don't have a care in your bed
The lights are on, there's no one home it scares you to death
You'd stamp on anyone who stops to take a breath


The stamping ground


Released on Feb 1, 1987
Published by ℗ Elvis Costello under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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