Greetings to the New Brunette
Billy Bragg Lyrics


Shirley,
It's quite exciting to be sleeping here in this new room
Shirley,
You're my reason to get out of bed before noon
Shirley,
You know when we sat out on the fire escape talking
Shirley,
What did you say about running before we were walking

Sometimes when we're as close as this
It's like we're in a dream
How can you lie there and think of england
When you don't even know who's in the team

Shirley,
Your sexual politics have left me all of a muddle
Shirley,
We are joined in the ideological cuddle

I'm celebrating my love for you
With a pint of beer and a new tattoo
And if you haven't noticed yet
I'm more impressionable when my cement is wet

Politics and pregnancy
Are debated as we empty our glasses
And how i love those evening classes

Shirley,
You really know how to make a young man angry
Shirley,
Can we get through the night without mentioning family

The people from your church agree
It's not much of a career
Trying the handles of parked cars
Whoops, there goes another year
Whoops, there goes another pint of beer

Here we are in our summer years
Living on icecream and chocolate kisses
Would the leaves fall from the trees
If i was your old man and you were my missus

Shirley,
Give my greetings to the new brunette

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BILLY BRAGG

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Comments from YouTube:

Debbie Voigt

this song is my reason to get out of bed before noon.

Caz Red

What a great line and great song!!!!

Dawn Sutton

For some reason this song always makes me want to cry.

Alan Burrows

@Mosstronic saudade

Mike F

don't cry.

Two-tone Blue

@Dawn Sutton Hi, Dawn. Yeah, tried googling it. Couldn't find anything informative. Cheers, anyway.

Dawn Sutton

@Two-tone Blue I think it's another way of referring to sex, before or after I'm not sure! lol. You could google it?

Two-tone Blue

Yep. me too. Several of Billy's songs. And a bunch of Bruce Springsteen's. "Sherry Darling" makes me cry!
That line, "I'm more impressionable when my cement is wet." What does this mean? Anybody?

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HenryWaltonJones

Billy Bragg,Johnny Marr & Kirsty MacColl.What else can you say..

Redbug 3

Great song!

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