Handyman Blues
Billy Bragg Lyrics


I'm never gonna be the handyman around the house my father was
So don't be asking me to hang a curtain rail for you, because
Screwdriver business just gets me confused
It takes me half an hour to change a fuse
And when I flicked the switch the lights all blew

I'm not your handyman

Don't be expecting me to put up shelves or build a garden shed
But I can write a song that tells the world how much I love you instead
I'm not any good at pottery so let's lose the 't' and just shift back the 'e'
And I'll find a way to make my poetry build a roof over our heads

I know it looks like I'm just reading the paper
But these ideas I'll turn to gold dust later
Cause I'm a writer not a decorator

I'm not your handyman

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Written by: BILLY BRAGG

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jonathan allen

Ross Noble's podcast sent me here.

Brett Muller

ditto

Scot-free

What's General Ratko Mladić doing in B&Q?

what in tha fuck

Everyone has to diy

Gary Finch

letting himself go

Haiste andLawrence

Only now realising the existential crisis that Neil Morrissey must have had when voicing Bob the Builder.

Richard Goffin-Lecar

Dear Mr Bragg. Thank you so much for writing this song. I am a (very happily) married man whose wife cannot understand why I cannot do DIY. I am a musician, music teacher and EFL teacher. Exactly why she thinks I can double as a plumber, carpenter, tiler, gardener, bricklayer, etc, I do not know. I never ever claimed to be.- why does she think this? I would love to be able to do these things, but I can't - I may end up injuring somebody. Probably myself! You expressed my thoughts perfectly. Thank you so much.

d c

Simp

sususaya susubendera

I can understand your wife's expectations.

Chris Gamble

Grow some

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