Pump It Up

Album: This Year's Model (1978)
Charted: 24
  • 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 Writer/s: Elvis Costello
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Hedrek from Los Angeles, CaFerocious, powerful, ridiculous. It should have been called "Embolisms and Infarctions for Lovers"
  • Steve from Chino Hills, CaThis was back in the day of ultra low budget videos. Hence the white cove background. His spastic movements and funky glasses makes what should be an ordinary video into an iconic video.
  • Nikolai from Los Angeles, CaReally good song.
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