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She's Got A New Spell
Billy Bragg Lyrics

What is that sound?
Where is it coming from?
All around
What are you running from?

Something you don't understand
Something you cannot command
That's how I know
She's got a new spell

Yes, that's how I know
That she's got a new spell
What's going down?
Who's moved this room from round me?

Where has it gone?
I fear this night will drown me
So I lie awake all night
'Cause I can't sleep with something I can't fight

The laws of gravity are very, very strict
And you're just bending them for your own benefit
One minute she says
She's gone to get the cat in

The next thing I know
She's mumbling in Latin
She cut the stars out of the sky
And baked them in a pie

She stole the scene and scenery
The script and the machinery

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Farmgate Films

I was a sixteen year high school student in NZ when I first heard Billy Bragg being played by an enormous first fifteen tight forward called Hugh Lintott in the art studio.
Billy was like no one I had ever heard up until that stage. The clarity, humour and beauty of his lyrics just blew me away. Hard to pick between this and The Saturday Boy for favourite tune but this just edges it. A brilliant heart warming tune.

Ruth Haigh

Farmgate Film

Tom Conroy

Hang on what about Shirley (The new Brunette) or New England, The milkman of human kindness, the man behind the mask

terry tibbs

I remember Hugh Lintott , Hugh Scully and Hugh Jarse. All huge influences on me.


Heart Love and Socialism..what else?

Philip Shade

BB was my first concert back in the 80s. Takes me back, makes my heart hurt a little bit.

kevin buckley

im 51 and got all of billys work

Keith Lyle

Saw Doc Hopper perform a brilliant version at Crossroads in NJ this Summer!

Stephen McManus

I think this is an amazing song. Johnny Marr. Brilliant.

Sandra Devon

My absolute favourite Billy album 😀

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