Moving The Goalposts
Billy Bragg Lyrics

I put on my raincoat to make it rain
And sure enough the skies opened up again
I dreamed of you as I walked to the shops
You were dancing with the wallies on top of the pops

Once in a while
Gennady gerasimov deops his smile
And you can see that his aim's
A portfolio pregnant with gains
He's been up all night
Moving the goalposts

Like a jackdaw with a fiery brand
Spread the news all over this land
Robin hood and his merry men
Are never never never coming back again

I don't believe that love should be pain
So could you please rub my back again
I think it's safe to leave them in the park
Let's blow out the candles and kiss in the dark

Heavens above
Can this sticky stuff really be love!
Don't get dressed yet
Not yet

We've been up all night
Moving the goalposts

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Comments from YouTube:


this whole album is full of superb tracks - there are so many here to see you through bad times.


One for the wallys in charge with 2020 corona virus, constantly moving the goalposts.


This tune always puts me and the man in the red lab coat back on our feet. But we have to be careful when life gets this low.

Nigel Ecclesfield

Wonderful song, brass and arrangement.

Sadie Farrelly

Perfect. That's all.


Brings me to tears.

Sylvia Louise

I'm glad you appreciate my life! :) I don't know what to say, just that is very kind hearted. Gudonyu! :) Billy is a great songster. One very favorite, too.

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