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A New England
Kirsty MacColl 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 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
Tho 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

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Written by: Billy Bragg

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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 I grow up to understand
Why the girls I knew at school are already pushing prams
I loved you then as I love you still
Though I put you on a pedestal, you put me 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
Are you looking for another girl?
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Are you 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
Are you looking for another girl?
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Are you looking for another girl?
My dreams were full of strange ideas
My mind was set despite the fears
But other things got in the way
I never asked that boy to stay
Once upon a time at home
I sat beside the telephone
Waiting for someone to pull me through
When at last it didn't ring, I knew it wasn't you
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Are you looking for another girl?
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Are you looking for another?
I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Are you looking for another girl?
Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl
Girl, girl, girl



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Chris Boyle

Kirsty MacColl died prematurely in December 2000 (age 41), she was killed in a boat accident in Mexico. She pushed one of her sons away from the boat, but she got hit and killed by it. In my opinion, Kirsty died a hero.

Little Birdling

@Bernard Quatermass Nope.Kirsty did it better.Just a fact.

Little Birdling

41?That IS young.Bless you,beautiful lady.

Teresa Griffiths

A friend had just died and this is the song that is reminding me of him. 😔😁

Gavin McDonald

no heroine

Lee Goddard

@Bernard Quatermass stop talkin BOLLOX

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Ray Denny

I'm an Aussie ,just want to thank great Britain for all the different styles of music your country has produced.

Bustygirl 1970

I am glad you like British music thank you

nhh

​@Jean Lawley B0llox. In that case Freddie Mercury is Indian. He was 17yo when his family moved to England. Bon was only 6yo when his family moved to Australia. Bon died with an Aussie accent and described himself as an Australia born in Scotland. Same for Malcolm and Angus.

Joseph Hedge

As an Englishman I think you should give an honorary mention to Ireland and Jamaica there

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