Billy Bragg Fight Songs



The Peel Sessions Album


1991, Strange Fruit, SFR 117 LP and CD
A further 13 tracks recorded between 1984 and 1988. 
CD version adds the six tracks recorded in 1983 (see below).

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Lovers Town
All the lies they told us in the classroom
Wouldn’t fit in the outside world
They were right and I was wrong
I just had to tag along
Only knew what they taught me
Remember when they caught me
Not disobeying, just trying to get out of the way

It came to a head one night
Two dances, two fights
All my mates just ran away
And as I walked home
With blood and the tears on my best shirt
And someone said "Will they come after you?"

I began to wonder what did I do wrong here
I began to wonder do I belong here
You think that love only exists in your eyes
But it exists in girls’ smiles
And you think that love only exists in your eyes
But it exists in girls’ smiles
In Lover’s Town

I was lonely then
The whole world had it in for me
How cool I must have been
All metal comb and misery
If ever you go back there’s lessons still to be learned
Those same boys are waiting outside the dance hall
For when you return

When the carpet’s paid for
You can have a party
And your friends can all come round
But they were not my friends
My friends were in the future
Just as well I had the sense to hide

For this was Lover’s Town
No other town was quite like Lover’s
Lover’s Town
No other town was quite like Lover’s
Lover’s Town, Lover’s Town
Oh, oh, oh Lover’s
Lover’s Town, Lover’s Town
Oh, oh, oh, oh Lover’s Town