Sticks and Stones

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About Sticks and Stones

"Sticks and Stones" is an R&B song, written by Titus Turner. The song is best known in a 1960 version by Ray Charles, who added the Latin drum part. It was his first R&B hit with ABC-Paramount, followed in 1961 with "Hit The Road Jack". The song was also covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, The Zombies, Wanda Jackson and The Kingsmen, as well as Joe Cocker on Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and Elvis Costello in 1994 on the extended play version of Kojak Variety. In 1997, jazz singer Roseanna Vitro included the tune in her tribute to Charles, Catchin’ Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles.  


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1994
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People talkin', tryin' to break us up 
Why don't they let us be 
Sticks and stones may break my bones 
But talk don't bother me 

(No) People talkin', tryin' to break us up 
When they know that I love you so 
So I don't care what the people might say 
I'm never gonna let you go 

I've been abused (I've been abused) 
In my heart (I've been accused) 
I've been accused (I've been accused) 
I've been rebuked and I've been stomped 

(Well) People talkin', tryin' to break us up 
They're scandalizing my name 
They'll say anything just to make me feel bad 
They'll say anything to make me shamed 

I've been abused (I've been abused) 
In my heart (I've been accused) 
I've been accused (I've been accused) 
I've been rebuked and I've been stomped 

(Well) People talkin', tryin' to break us up 
They're scandalizing my name 
They'll say anything just to make me feel bad 
They'll say anything to make me shamed

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk/New Wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image". more »

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Written by: TITUS TURNER

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