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Levi Stubbs' Tears
Billy Bragg Lyrics

With the money from her accident
She bought herself a mobile home
So at least she could get some enjoyment
Out of being alone
No one could say that she was left up on the shelf
It's you and me against the World kid she mumbled to herself

When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs' tears run down his face

She ran away from home on her mother's best coat
She was married before she was even entitled to vote
And her husband was one of those blokes
The sort that only laughs at his own jokes
The sort a war takes away
And when there wasn't a war he left anyway

Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Are here to make everything right that's wrong
Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
Are here to make it all okay with you

One dark night he came home from the sea
And put a hole in her body where no hole should be
It hurt her more to see him walking out the door
And though they stitched her back together they left her heart in pieces on the floor

When the world falls apart some things stay in place
She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case
When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs' tears

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

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lost in space 54

As a white working class guy in his sixties with little education,, this more than anything enabled me to see the the world through a women's eyes,
At its very best this is what what music can do for us.
Peace to all my sisters and brothers. Billy x


lost in space 54 Bless you pet: you’re one of the good ones x

Rilma Gomes



One of these days I'm going to listen to this song without it sending a shiver down my spine or putting a lump in my throat, but today wasn't that day.

Tito Tito

We never will..It's just way too freaking brilliant.

Satan's Rapist

I've been listening for 40 years and it still gets me...every time....every fucking time for my entire life. Nice to know I'm not the only one. And I grew up listening to Motorhead. Lol

Shaun Spencer

Reads this as shivers rip through me. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.


That day will never come.

DeeJaay Walker

After personally viewing it countless times, I simply don't think it's possible.

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Paul Callahan

"When the world falls apart, some things stay in place." I was just thinking how appropriate that is now.

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