St. Swithin's Day
Billy Bragg Lyrics

Thinking back now,
I suppose you were just stating your views
What was it all for
For the weather or the Battle of Agincourt
And the times that we all hoped would last
Like a train they have gone by so fast
And though we stood together
At the edge of the platform
We were not moved by them

With my own hands
When I make love to your memory
It's not the same
I miss the thunder
I miss the rain
And the fact that you don't understand
Casts a shadow over this land
But the sun still shines from behind it.

Thanks all the same,
But I just can't bring myself to answer your letters
It's not your fault
But your honesty touches me like a fire
The Polaroids that hold us together
Will surely fade away
Like the love that we spoke of forever
On St Swithin's Day

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

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Cécilia Lesot

I'm here for Em and Dex

Judith ZELKO

Moi aussi, je viens juste de finir leur roman.....

Ana Lazovic



I first heard this in the early eighties. It is still one of the most beautiful love songs I have ever heard.

Waldo Landorf

@Rustsamurai1 Incredible, I used to play it over and over again at the time.


marvellous. me too. 2019.




Love this song.It gets me every time.I came across this:

“It first dawned on Bragg that he was capable of writing such a song in the early 1980s. ‘I played “St Swithin’s Day” to the woman I was living with at the time, and she just burst into tears,’ he recalls. ‘I thought, “OK, that seems to have done the trick.” Because before that, having been a punk rocker, there were other ideas I was trying to get across, there were other feelings I was trying to get out of people.’”
– Billy Bragg to The Guardian, March 2008

more info about the song here

Graeme Hughes

and then she voted tory and i stopped lovin 'er!

Carole Corns

Guitar in this piece has always reminded me of church bells ringing for some reason.

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