Billy Bragg????

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  1. I used to love his voice of reason, but i'm increasingly thinking hes a bit of a leftie, limp wristed tosser, just like the rest of them?

    Your views please?
     
  2. Back windows= Houses
    Front windows= Trees

    Found coat
    Phoned Taxi!
     
  3. Lord Bragg has always been a leftie tosser although i admire him deeply for his conviction and passion not to mention some top tunes.

    Best lyrics have to be

    " I can take the killing i can take the slaughter but i cant talk to sun reporters.
    I never thought that i would be killing facist in the southern sea, saw one today and in his arms was a wepeon that was made in Birmingham"

    Fukcing genius.
     
  4. His most evocative line ever, for anyone who ever wore '58 pattern: "...the smell of wet webbing in the morning rain". Genius.
     
  5. TRY THIS

    <<<

    Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
    <<<


    Digging all day and digging all night
    To keep my foxhole out of sight
    Digging into dinner on a plate on my knees
    The smell of damp webbing in the morning breeze
    Fear in my stomach, fear in the sky
    I eat my dinner with a weary eye
    After all this it won't be the same
    Messing around on Salisbury Plain

    Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
    We're going to a party way down South
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity

    I hate this flat land, there's no cover
    for sons and fathers and brothers and lovers
    I can take the killing, I can take the slaughter
    But I don't talk to Sun reporters
    I never thought that I would be
    Fighting fascists in the Southern Sea
    I saw one today and in his hand
    Was a weapon that was made in Birmingham

    Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
    We're going to a party way down South
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity

    I wish Kipling and the Captain were here
    To record our pursuits for posterity
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity
     
  6. You're a dedicated swallower of fascism.......

    There you are, standing in the bar, giving me grief about the DDR..

    Brilliant.

    Sir William of Braggshire, ARISE!
     
  7. Its taken a while but i just figured it out.

    Very good.

    Subtle bit of abuse.

    I like that.

    Good work fella.
     
  8. Heavens above
    Could this sticky stuff really be love? :p


    (Moving The Goalposts)

    The man is peerless!
     
  9. I'm still working on it.....

    don't tell me

    the back windows front windows conundrum that is.....

    So that's why i failed the int corps!!
     
  10. the penny's dropped :oops:
     
  11. Nope, dont get it.
     
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  13. Will somebody please blooody tell him.

    Clifford on a stick
     
  14. ... Between the Wars ....
    Some songs, seem to have a life all their own.

    Under Baby Doc Bush, that line is appropriate all the time now. Could be released more often the "White Christmas"
     
  15. Isn't everything made in China now?