Don't say a word
Don't say anything
Don't say a word
I'm not even listening
I read in the papers about their escape
They be two bitter kids from a bunch of sour grapes
You better watch your step

Watch who's knocking on your front door
Now you know that they're watching
What are you waiting for?
Think you're young and original
Get out before
They get to watch your step

Ev'ry day is full of fun and family spice
They're making heroes out of fall guys
They say it's good for business
From Singapore to Widnes
You better watch your step

Broken noses hung up on the wall
Back slapping drinkers cheer the heavy weight brawl
So punch drunk, they don't understand at all
You better watch your step

Ev'ry night
Go out full of carnal desires
End up in the closing time choirs
When you're kicking in the cot room
And you're drinking down the eau de cologne
And you're spitting out the Kodachrome
You better watch your step

I send you all my regards
You're so tough
You're so hard
Listen to the hammers falling in the breaker's yard
You better watch your step
You better watch your step
Ooh, watch your step

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Watch Your Step Lyrics as written by Elvis Costello

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  • 0
    General CommentIt should be "Singapore to Widnes" (not "witness"). Widnes is a small town just outside Liverpool. Paul Simon wrote "Homeward Bound" whilst at Widnes train station.
    paul_fon May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFunny, I always heard it as
    . . .heros out of four guys
    who said it's good for business
    from Sinapore to Widness

    I always thought it was a reference to the Beatles, and how the came out of (essentially) nowhere to take over the world (and make a ton of money, for someone).
    rbraxleyon January 30, 2015   Link
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    Song FactFirst verse error:
    Should be "they PICKED two bitter kids from a bunch of sour grapes"

    Third verse error:
    It's "family SPIES" not family spice
    matthkon December 19, 2019   Link

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