Costello, Elvis - No Action Lyrics




I don't wanna kiss you. I don't wanna touch.
I don't wanna see you 'cause I don't miss you that much.
I'm not a telephone junkie.
I told you that we were just good friends.
But when I hold you like I hold that bakelite in my hands,
there's no action,
there's no action,
there's no action.
Ev'ry time I phone you, I just wanna put you down.

He's got the keys to the car.
They are the keys to the kingdom.
He's got ev'rything you need.
It's a shame that he didn't bring them.
I'm not a telephone junkie.
If I'm inserting my coin I'm doing just fine.
And the things in my head start hurtin' my mind.
And I think about the way things used to be,
knowing you with him is driving me crazy.
Sometimes I phone you when I know you're not lonely,
but I always disconnect it in time.





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Costello, Elvis No Action Comments
  1. Juan Sebastian Cifuentes Benavides

    letra en español:

    [verso 1]
    No quiero besarte, no quiero tocarte
    no quiero verte porque no te extraño tanto
    No soy adicto al teléfono
    te dije que sólo éramos buenos amígos
    pero cuando te abrazo tal y como abrazo esta baquelita* en mis manos

    [coro]
    allí no hay acción
    allí no hay acción
    allí no hay acción
    cada vez que te llamo solo quiero humillarte

    [verso 2]
    Él tine las llaves del auto, éstas son las llaves del reino
    Él tiene todo lo que necesitas, es una pena que no lo haya traído
    No soy adicto al teléfono
    si estoy insertando mi moneda, hago lo correcto
    Entonces las cosas en mi cabeza empiezan a lastimar mi mente
    Y pienso en la forma en que solían ser las cosas
    Saber que estás con él me está volviendo loco
    A veces te llamo cuando sé que no estás sola
    pero siempre cuelgo a tiempo.

    [coro]
    allí no hay acción

    allí no hay acción

    allí no hay acción

    cada vez que te llamo solo quiero ...
    cada vez que te llamo solo quiero ...
    cada vez que te llamo solo quiero humillarte

    *baquelita es un material que se usa en la fabricación de teléfonos.

  2. Carlos arranz fernandez

    I think I found my halloween costume.

  3. Stoney Curtis

    Elvis is King~!

  4. 90293Mike

    I was 23 when this album came out. I had been into music since I was 10 years old and I owned the best stuff the 60s and 70s produced. So by 1978 I was thinking that maybe the best of rock was already behind us. And then I heard this album. And I played it continuously for the next 3 months.

  5. Raphaella Velasquez

    This record came out when I was 18 and it kept me from killing myself.

  6. Jack chadderton

    Every time I phone you, I just wanna put you down.

  7. Milk

    Algernon cadwallader!!

  8. mn5 stoat

    For an artist who was known for angry records "This years model" may have been his angriest.
    And this song perfectly set the tone for all that rage.

  9. t.y everything is good return

    ドラムが激しくアレンジがパンキッシュなのに、メロディが所謂英国のポップセンスが堪能できる、コステロならではの名曲ですね♪

  10. Miles North

    "...every time I phone you I just wanna put you down..."

  11. PC No

    120 seconds of adrenaline-soaked perfection!

  12. Albert Andrews

    Elvis unwittingly screwed his career by releasing his masterpiece so early in his catalog. Let's just admit it, for the last 40 years we have been demanding the sequel from him. No matter what Elvis released all we wanted was more of this.

    Charles Barnes

    I know I did

    Vern Pascal

    No way to top it. The Who couldn't top Won't Get Fooled Again & The Stones couldn't top Gimme Shelter. It's as great as it can get...

    Eric Peterson

    except this was the sequel. My aim is true was the first. but I know what you mean. His early output was so phenomenal. I saw him with two or three other bands on the armed forces tour and This year's model was a top fave album at that time along with Marquee Moon (saw Television too) and of course Raw Power. I did kind of lost interest in Elvis C. after that but partly because I was so scattershot in my interests. I just saw him at the Orpheum in Madison Wi, near the end of the American leg of his Justrust tour and he's still awesome, of course. I just wish today's young people could figure out how to listen to artists like Elvis because art dies if it doesn't endure and he deserves more.

    PC No

    He's not angry anymore.

    dapete

    More than this? There's nothing...more than this. Tell me one thing...more than this.

    Pretty sure that's what that album was about.

  13. Stoney Curtis

    Elvis is King~!

  14. Pepe Molina

    no me llena

  15. Tony Lawless

    Perhaps the greatest start to an album ever. Other contenders?

    mnpinky

    More than a Feeling by Boston duh. First album, first song

    d dr

    remake/remodel - roxy
    teen age riot - sonic youth
    summer babe - pavement

    tlaloc92

    Five Years on Ziggy Stardust

    igotashake

    Tony Lawless SGT PEPPER

    ponponvinsky

    Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Love's in Need of Love Today
    21st Century Schizoid Man
    Airbag
    I Wanna Destroy You
    1999/Let's Go Crazy
    Walk on By
    Five Years
    The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
    Chega de Saudade
    London Calling
    Re-make/Re-model

  16. Hans CAUTIVO

    Premier morceau du second album de Costello, qui ne comporte que des merveilles. J'ai une tendresse particulière pour ce No Action, faussement simple, catchy comme j'aime et peu souvent cité.

  17. MrZombiejoe

    Joey Ramone sent me here!!!

  18. Regina

    the drumming is so good

    jjdecani

    Pete Thomas is a god.

    FishWRabies

    This is Steve Goulding on drums, but you are right nonetheless

    FishWRabies

    Actually i might be wrong, Steve played them on the demo version

    dapete

    Pete Thomas is the best argument for cocaine ever.

    Raphaella Velasquez

    Someone (a good drummer) told me that he tried to sue elvis for his influence/contribution to the first 3 elvis albums.

  19. Erick Caceres

    @tforthomas
    one of the best albumsduring one of the most boring segments in music history...thanks elvis!

    Hahahaha. WHAT. I'm 3 years late to this comment, I know.
    Oh you know, only that The Cars released their debut album the same year, or The Who released an album, or Talking Heads, or The Police's debut album, Van Halen's debut album, or the fucking BOSS. Cmon. The last few years of the 70s were insane in the music industry. The fact that he was able to stand out with this album and be considered tops was very very hard. Boring...pfff...

  20. Aaron Freeze

    I Love This Track

  21. mizuoti keiiti

    最高!!

  22. Michael ifeoma esealuka

    this song describes my life

  23. Joe Bob

    @leisurelydinner oh yeah, that's him

  24. Joe Bob

    I knew I guy who used telephone_junkie as his username

  25. SKOTP69

    @cochranexyz It is indeed!

  26. tforthomas

    one of the best albumsduring one of the most boring segments in music history...thanks elvis!....one of the cheapest ever made too....great album on a budget too!

  27. tforthomas

    one of the best albumsduring one of the most boring segments in music history...thanks elvis!

    David H

    tforthomas FUCK off

  28. alcarr99

    When I first heard this song and album
    back then, I knew for sure that the best
    music wasn't being played on the radio.

  29. Robert O'Rourke

    no action,,what do i have to do jump a flaming motocycle over fifty cars here,??
    customers wanted,gallery 19

  30. Robert O'Rourke

    we used to play this in n.y. in 1st set,,,upbeat fast kool,,!!,,,loved to sing the lead vocal,,!!

  31. Nilma Moreira

    Amooooo , passei a minha infância toda ouvido ele , tenho só 27 anos viu!!!! hsrssrs eu tenho esse disco de vinil e ele tá novinho.

  32. Nilma Moreira

    Amooooo , passei a minha infância toda ouvido ele , tenho só 27 anos viu!!!! hsrssrs eu tenho esse disco de vinil e ele tá novinho.

  33. Nilma Moreira

    Amo passei a minha infância toda ouvido ele , tenho só 27 anos viu!!!! hsrssrs

  34. RhinoSavage

    How many of the views is Asterios Kokkinos responsible for????? lol LOVE AK!!!

  35. DavidByrne007

    AMAZING