Billy Bragg Fight Songs



Billy Bragg Volume 1

2006 Cooking Vinyl (CD) BRAGGBOX001
114 tracks on 10 disc boxed set inc live footage

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Track Listing


Disc 1
The Milkman Of Human Kindness
To Have And To Have Not
Richard
A New England
The Man With The Iron Mask
The Busy Girl Buys Beauty

Disc 2
It Says Here
Love Gets Dangerous
The Myth Of Trust
From A Vauxhall Velox
The Saturday Boy
Island Of No Return
St Swithin's Day
Like Soldiers Do
This Guitar Says Sorry
Strange Things Happen
A Lover Sings

Disc 3
Greetings To The New Brunette
Train Train
The Marriage
Ideology
Levi Stubbs' Tears
Honey, I'm A Big Boy Now
There Is Power In A Union
Help Save The Youth Of America
Wishing The Days Away
The Passion
The Warmest Room
The Home Front

Disc 4
Strange Things Happen (Alt Version)
The Cloth (1)
Love Lives Here
Speedway Hero
Loving You Too Long
This Guitar Says Sorry (Alt Version)
Love Gets Dangerous (Alt Version)
The Cloth (2)
The Man In The Iron Mask (Alt Version)
A13, Trunk Road To The Sea
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

Disc 5
It Must Be A River
Won't Talk About It
Talking Wag Club Blues
You Got The Power
The Last Time
Back To The Old House
A Lover Sings (Alt Version)
Which Side Are You On
It Says Here
Between The Wars
World Turned Upside Down

Disc 6
Sin City
Deportees
There Is Power In A Union (Inst)
The Tracks Of My Tears
Wishing The Days Away (Alt Take)
The Clashing Of Ideologies (Alt Version)
Greetings To The New Brunette (Demo)
A Nurse's Life Is Full Of Woe
Only Bad Signs
Hold The Fort

Disc 7
The Internationale
I Dreamed I Say Phil Ochs Last Night
The Marching Song Of The Covert Battalions
Blake's Jerusalem
Nicaragua Nicaraguita
The Red Flag
My Youngest Son Came Home Today
Intro (Live)
Help Save The Youth Of America (Live)
Think Again (Live)
Chile Your Waters Run Red Through Soweto (Live)
Days Like These (DC Remix)
To Have And To Have Not (Live)
There Is Power In A Union (With The Pattersons)
Joe Hill
This Land Is Your Land
Never Cross A Picket Line
A Change Is Gonna Come
A Miner's Life

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The Saturday Boy
I'll never forget the first day I met her
That September morning was clear and fresh
The way she spoke and laughed at my jokes
And the way she rubbed herself
Against the edge of my desk
She became a magic mystery to me
And we'd sit together in double
History twice a week
And some days we'd walk the same way home
And it's surprising how quick
A little rain can clear the streets
We dreamed of her and compared our dreams
But that was all that I ever tasted
She lied to me with her body you see
I lied to myself 'bout the chances I'd wasted
The times we were close
Were far and few between
In the darkness at the dances in the school canteen
Did she close her eyes like I did
As we held each other tight
And la la la la la la la la means I love you
She danced with me and I still hold that memory
Soft and sweet
And I stare up at her window
As I walk down her street
But I never made the first team,
I just made the first team laugh
And she never came to the phone
She was always in the bath
I had to look in the dictionary
To find out the meaning of unrequited
While she was giving herself for free
At a party to which I was never invited
I never understood my failings then
And I hide my humble hopes now
Thinking back she made us want her
A girl not old enough to shave her legs