Billy Bragg Lyrics

I've had relations with girls from many nations
I've made passes at women of all classes
And just because you're gay I won't turn you away
If you stick around I'm sure that we can find some common ground

Strong and warm and wild and free
Your laws do not apply to me
A nuclear submarine sinks off the coast of Sweden
Headlines give me headaches when I read them
I had an uncle who once played for Red Star Belgrade
He said some things are really left best unspoken
But I prefer it all to be out in the open

Strong and warm and wild and free
Your laws do not apply to me
Don't threaten me with misery
I demand equality

I'm sure that everybody knows how much my body hates me
It lets me down most every time and makes me rash and hasty
I feel a total jerk before your naked body of work

I'm getting weighed down with all this information
Safe sex doesn't mean no sex it just means use your imagination
Stop playing with yourselves in hard currency hotels
I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Zero

Strong and warm and wild and free
Your laws do not apply to me
Come eat and drink and sleep with me
We can be what we want to be

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Met Billy in person last week in LA, by pure chance he was staying at the same hotel as me and My wife ...bumped into him randomly at the lifts (elevators to the US people) after coming in at the end of the night out *(he'd just done a gig at the Troubadour)...he was a true gentleman, and a class man....I told him I thought he was a leg-end ....gave him a drunk man hug, carried his guitar for him and chatted as we went up to our floor in the lift...a lovely bloke, down to earth and a pure joy to speak this age of plastic / irrelevant no talent z list celebs (Kardashians).its so refreshing to meet someone like him who still stands by his principles, politics and thoughts ...but doesn't feel the need to be a complete big head about it ..I told him how much I used to love this song back in the simply had to post on here ;-)


You are so lucky. Would love to be so lucky one day.


That's quality 😅

Richard James

Nice one

Carl Elias

I had an uncle who played for red star Belgrade, he said some things are best left unspoken but I've left your auntie and ran off with the postman great lyric change Billy  


whats your uncles name

elton walgeborg

Simons video 0:44 ”a nuclear submarine sinks of the coast of Sweden”

Kihyuns sneeze

wow miniminter really introduced you to a legend. You're welcome

soizic de st john rosse

this was brave talk in 1981....This man is a legend....a hero

None of Your Business

this is the song much closer to 1981 that was brave:

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