Secret of the Sea Promo – Billy Bragg & Wilco

1st January 2000
Billy Bragg & Wilco
Elektra USA (CD) no number
Number of discs: 1

plus Against Th’Law (Album Version) Against Th’Law (Billy Bragg Live in Hamburg 06/06/2000 single not released)

[Chorus]
Who can guess the secret of the sea
Who can guess the secret of the sea
If you can guess the secret of my love for you
Then we both could know the secret of the sea

[Verse 1]
Tell me could you ever tell the secret of the sea
These high rolling waves along the shore
The footprints of the lovers that come here to love
By the tides washed away forever more

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
You claim to know the secret of a kiss and a hug
The secret of the grass and of the trees
If you can tell the secret of a warm friend’s hand
Then we all would feel the secrets of the sea

[Outro]
We both could know the secret of the sea

[Verse 1]
It’s against the law to walk, against the law to talk
Against the law to loaf, against the law to work
Against the law to read, against the law to write
Against the law to be a black, a brown, or white

[Chorus]
Everything’s against the law
I’m a low-pay daddy singing the high-price blues

[Verse 2]
It’s against the law to eat, against the law to drink
Against the law to worry, against the law to think
Against the law to marry or try to settle down
Against the law to ramble like a bum from town to town

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
It’s against the law to come, against the law to go
Against the law to ride, against the law to roll
Against the law to hug and against the law to kiss
Against the law to shoot, against the law to miss

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
It’s against the law to gamble, against the law to roam
Against the law to organize or try to build a home
Against the law to sing, it’s against the law to dance
Against the law to tell you all the trouble on my hands

[Chorus]
Everything in Winston-Salem is against the law
I’m a low-pay daddy singing the high-price blues

[Verse 1]
It’s against the law to walk, against the law to talk
Against the law to loaf, against the law to work
Against the law to read, against the law to write
Against the law to be a black, a brown, or white

[Chorus]
Everything’s against the law
I’m a low-pay daddy singing the high-price blues

[Verse 2]
It’s against the law to eat, against the law to drink
Against the law to worry, against the law to think
Against the law to marry or try to settle down
Against the law to ramble like a bum from town to town

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
It’s against the law to come, against the law to go
Against the law to ride, against the law to roll
Against the law to hug and against the law to kiss
Against the law to shoot, against the law to miss

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
It’s against the law to gamble, against the law to roam
Against the law to organize or try to build a home
Against the law to sing, it’s against the law to dance
Against the law to tell you all the trouble on my hands

[Chorus]
Everything in Winston-Salem is against the law
I’m a low-pay daddy singing the high-price blues

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