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 Warmest Room
A rainy afternoon
Spent in the warmest room
She lay before me and said
Yes it's true that I have seen some naked men
As she made for the door
Leaving me on the floor
I wish I'd done biology
For an urge within me wanted to do it then

Chorus:
And here she comes again
And I'm sitting on my hands
And she sings to me that siren song
Here she comes again and I'm biting my lip
But it won't be long

As Brother Barry said
As he married Marion
The wife has three great attributes
Intelligence, a Swiss army knife and charm
But that's not enough sometimes
And she did speak her mind
And told them all that she believed
The only way to disarm is to disarm

I know people whose idea of fun
Is throwing stones in the river in the afternoon sun
Oh let me be as free as them
Don't let her pass this way again
Though you cannot be blamed
But I've become inflamed
With thoughts of lust and thoughts of power
Thoughts of love and thoughts of Chairman Mao
We have such little time
At your place or mine
I can't wait till we take our blood tests
Oh baby let's take our blood tests now