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A New England
Billy Bragg Lyrics


I was twenty one years when I wrote this song
I'm twenty two now, but I won't be for long
People ask me "When will you grow up to be a man?"
But all the girls I loved at school
Are already pushing prams

I loved you then as I love you still
Though I put you on a pedestal
They put you on the pill
I don't feel bad about letting you go
I just feel sad about letting you know

I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl

I loved the words you wrote to me
But that was bloody yesterday
I can't survive on what you send
Every time you need a friend

I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them but they were only satellites
Is it wrong to wish on space hardware?
I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care

I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl

I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl

Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl

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Written by: Billy Bragg

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Kris J.

I was twenty one years when I wrote this song
I'm twenty two now, but I won't be for long
People ask when will you grow up to be a man
But all the girls I loved at school
Are already pushing prams
I loved you then as I love you still
Though I put you on a pedestal,
They put you on the pill
I don't feel bad about letting you go
I just feel sad about letting you know
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl
I loved the words you wrote to me
But that was bloody yesterday
I can't survive on what you send
Every time you need a friend
I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them but they were only satellites
It's wrong to wish on space hardware
I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
I'm just looking for another girl
Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl



All comments from YouTube:

Diana Willemijn Helmich

'I saw two shooting stars last night, I wished on them but they were only satellites, it's wrong to wish on space hardware' might be one of my favourite pieces of lyrics ever.

mrxt500

I love the way it sounds like he's busking in a damp, dark underpass - lined with filthy, brightly coloured 1970s tiles.

Neal Schier

@God hand Mishima Well said! A good spot of both musical and production work to pull it off like this.

Graham Adams

Yes as pedistrians dodge the pools of piss. Throwing a few coppers in the hat on the floor, as they hurriedly get to the dank bus station. Not knowing they have walked past greatness

quantumfighter

it's supposed to

Ian Smith

Spot on Mr Villain

BOOM

And yet it sounds as fresh and raw as the day it fell out of his feelings and landing up on the fretboard of his guitar

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elementz1986

God this man is underrated. He is to England what Bob Dylan is to the US.

Zahid Dar

The main chorus has to be up there with the greatest lyrics ever written: "I don't want to change the world, I'm not looking for a new England, I'm just looking for another girl". What is there left to say??

Wolfgang

Paired with one of the best chord progressions and melodies!

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