Armed Forces Survivor Round 9

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Armed Forces Survivor Round 9

Postby kosi559 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:09 pm

Armed Forces Survivor Round 9

Party Girl is out. This song has always been a top 3 track for me. Everything about it is perfect. The lyrics describing a tumultuous relationship that is frowned on by the rest of the world. The clever wordplay ("grip-like vise", "you'll never be the guilty party girl"). The sound of this song. The outro where he keeps yelling "give you anything but time!". Normally, when Elvis Costello songs end with a repeated phrase, I'm not much of a fan, but it works this time because the playing gets better and better. I'm really sad to see this go so soon, but I'm not surprised because people hardly talk about it.

On an unrelated note, check out Linda Ronstadt's version of the song.



Accidents Will Happen

Oliver's Army

Green Shirt

Party Girl


(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding


Rank Song Votes Percentage
13th Sunday's Best 18/71 25.4%
12th Moods for Moderns 15/61 24.6%
11th Chemistry Class 15/48 31.3%
10th Senior Service 14/65 21.5%
10th Busy Bodies 14/65 21.5%
8th Big Boys 25/57 43.9%
7th Goon Squad 23/67 34.3%
6th Two Little Hitlers 24/61 39.3%
5th Party Girl 24/67 35.8%
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Re: Armed Forces Survivor Round 9

Postby Neil. » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:20 am

I agree, Kosi - Party Girl is one of my top 3 from this album, too, for all the reasons you've described. Love that song so much!!!

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