Song of the Day – “Heathen Town” – Elvis Costello

It starts as a flirtation
And ends up as an expensive habit
With one eye on a place in debtor’s prison
And the other on a girl dressed as a rabbit

Here’s a favorite song from Elvis. It was the b-side to “Everyday I Write the Book”, but was not featured on the Punch the Clock album. It was included on the rarities collection Out of Our Idiot. This clip is the demo version.

Those of you with a musical theater background may recognize a line from “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat” from Guys and Dolls. But Elvis can’t sit down; he’s going overboard in this Heathen Town.

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