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Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives / Alison mp3 album

Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives / Alison mp3 album Performer: Elvis Costello
Title: Watching The Detectives / Alison
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Date of release: 1977
Country: US
Size MP3: 1243 mb
Size FLAC: 1923 mb
Rating: 4.2

Alison" is a song written by and first recorded by Elvis Costello in 1977 for his debut album on Stiff Records. Costello claimed the song was written as an ode to a woman he saw working at a supermarket, though he has remained vague on the meaning. Though Costello's single never charted, it has become one of his most famous tracks. Linda Ronstadt, who covered the song and released her version in 1979, had a moderate hit with it. There have also been several other cover versions of this song.

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As is usually the case in Elvis Costello lyrics, the protagonist is sexually frustrated (see "Watching the Detectives") and mad at the guy who always gets the girl. In this tale of unrequited love, "My aim is true" does not imply pure intentions; it means he wants to kill her. The chorus is based on a song by The Detroit Spinners called "Ghetto Child. The line in this song, "My Aim Is True," provided the title for the album. Leander from Bangkok, ThailandThere has been much discussion about the meaning of Elvis Costello's slow-tempo ballad, "Alison" - the lyrics of which the album "My Aim is True" takes its title. While EC himself purportedly mentioned in an interview that this song was about a woman he used to see in the grocery store, and that "my aim is true" meant that his focus on fame would result in bringing evil into the world, a careful analysis of the lyrics gives us a different meaning.

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Album: Watching the Detectives (1977). A A. Nice girls, not one with a defect. Cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct. Red dogs under illegal x. She looks so good that he gets down and begs. She is watching the detectives. When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot. They beat him up until the teardrops start.

Watching the Detectives" is a 1977 single by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. The song featured on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at Elvis Costello & The Attractions. Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

Produced by Nick Lowe. Album My Aim Is True. Oh, it's so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl And with the way you look, I understand that you are not impressed But I heard you let that little friend of mine Take off your party dress I'm not going to get too sentimental Like those other sticky valentines 'Cause I don't know if you. were loving somebody I only know it isn't mine. Alison, I know this world is killing you Oh, Alison, my aim is true  . 13. 14. Radio Sweetheart. 15. Stranger In The House.

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A Watching The Detectives 3:42
AA Alison 3:05


  • Producer – Nick Lowe
  • Written-By – E. Costello*


Taken from the LP: "My Aim Is True" JC 35037

Additional note:
In fact side B isn't the album version but a synth-strings mix.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
3-10705 Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives / Alison ‎(7", Promo) Columbia 3-10705 US 1977