The video for the Elvis Costello version of the song was shot at The Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire on Wednesday 29th July The band were. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Good Year For The Roses" on Discogs. Written by, Jerry Chesnut · Performed by, Elvis Costello & The Attractions · Produced by, Billy Sherrill · Musicians, Elvis Costello - vocal. Listen to Good Year For The Roses on Spotify. Elvis Costello & The Attractions · Song · Jerry Chesnut did everything he was supposed to do, but during one fateful spring he couldn't save his prized Hybrid Tea Roses. Good Year for the Roses Lyrics: I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick / On the cigarettes there in the ashtray / Lying cold the way you left them / But at. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Good Year For the Roses I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the cigarettes there in the ashtray Lyin′. A-Side: Good year for the roses. Year: Quality Vinyl For Music Lovers. Cover: Plain sleeve. Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Good Year For The Roses 7" 45 Elvis Costello - Music. Elvis Costello & The Attractions. Good Year For The Roses. A Major. key. 11B. camelot. BPM. duration. Release Date: Explicit: No.