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The Saturday Boy
Billy Bragg Lyrics

I'll never forget the first day I met her
That September morning was clear and fresh
The way she spoke and laughed at my jokes
And the way she rubbed herself
Against the edge of my desk
She became a magic mystery to me
And we'd sit together in double
History twice a week

And some days we'd walk the same way home
And it's surprising how quick
A little rain can clear the streets
We dreamed of her and compared our dreams
But that was all that I ever tasted
She lied to me with her body you see
I lied to myself 'bout the chances I'd wasted

The times we were close
Were far and few between
In the darkness at the dances in the school canteen
Did she close her eyes like I did
As we held each other tight
And la la la la la la la la means I love you

She danced with me and I still hold that memory
Soft and sweet
And I stare up at her window
As I walk down her street
But I never made the first team,
I just made the first team laugh
And she never came to the phone
She was always in the bath
I had to look in the dictionary
To find out the meaning of unrequited
While she was giving herself for free
At a party to which I was never invited

I never understood my failings then
And I hide my humble hopes now
Thinking back she made us want her
A girl not old enough to shave her legs

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

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Paul Kerrigan

I first heard this song when I was 16.  It really did take me a dictionary to find out the meaning of 'unrequited'.

eric rawson

I learned about Unrequited by being constantly rejected!.

eric rawson

Paul Kerrigan It didn't me,Paul!.


+Paul Kerrigan Happens to us all.

John Barry

"I never made the first team, I just made the first team laugh" probably the greatest ever song about first love!

John Barry

@Svejk fan He attended a drama course in the late 70's and was besotted by a girl called Kim, the Theatre is less than 3 miles from my home and wrote this masterpiece!!!

Svejk fan

I know. Pretty much every line is perfect.


The honesty of this song aches as much listening to it now as 30 years ago when I heard it for the first time. Universally true and beautiful.

Baron Kimball

The greatest song about heartbreak ever recorded

Redbug 3

Idinit a little bit bout movin on!

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