Billy Bragg Fight Songs



Tooth & Nail

2013 Cooking Vinyl COOK CD580
CD De-Luxe COOK CD580X Vinyl - COOKLP580
Released: March 18, 2013 (United Kingdom)
Label: Cooking Vinyl
ASIN: B00B00RJJO

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YOUR NAME ON MY TONGUE
I heard a bell ringing
In the tower of lost desire
Grown from small beginnings, the living world undone
Now it hums and is singing
Like words out on the wire
Hanging like surrender, your name on my tongue

Grief was my companion
It pushed me like a sea
The compass blade at my throat, pointing up to the sun
But fear begs a strange courage
It’s a holy conspiracy
That trips me down the path, your name on my tongue

But I’m still in love
With you

I’ve set out a table
I’ve made up my bed
The ceiling above my head the floor where you run
I’ve barely been able
To hold my own or my peace
But I’ll never let go, your name on my tongue

Words: Joe Henry/Music: Billy Bragg