North Sea Bubble
Billy Bragg Lyrics

I went out drinking with Thomas Paine
He said that all revolutions are not the same
They are as different as the cultures
That give them birth
For no one idea
Can solve every problem on earth

So don't expect it all to happen
In some prophesied political fashion
For people are different
And so are nations
You can borrow ideas
But you can't borrow situations

In Leningrad the people say
Perestroika can be explained this way
The people who told us
That two and two is ten
Are now trying to tell us
That two and two is five

We're living in a north sea bubble
We're trying to spend our way out of trouble

You keep buying these things but you don't need them
But as long as you're comfortable it feels like freedom

My American friends don't know what to do
But they'll wait a long time for a Beverley hills coup

War! what is it good for
It's good for business

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Written by: BILLY BRAGG

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Intelligent rock never ages.


Great song! Growing up in Middle America I was fortunate to hear artists like Billy Bragg. Music that touched me personally and raised my conscience too

Luke Martin

Genius song.. Genius writer . ❤️❤️🎼🎼💖👌👌

The New Romantic Renaissance by AVS

That is such a true, pure and accurate comment. He is such an incredible songwriter, he has so much to say and he really is a poet of the people, for the people, by the people. I can't think of any other artist, around this time, who wrote such poignant songs of this nature, and so boldly, as well.

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