Wish You Were Her
Billy Bragg Lyrics


There's a girl sleeping in my bed
And I'm singing unwritten songs in my head
She provided bittersweet company
I confided how much you mean to me

And this time
It's gonna take a train to pull me through
Some brief distraction from your memory
Is all that I hoped that she might be
And as I let her warm her feet on me
Wish you were her
That I wanted you to be my wife
Is the worst kept secret of my life

Everyone knows, even my friend here
I've just whispered your name in her ear
And this time
It's gonna take a train to pull me through

Some brief distraction from your memory
Is all that I hoped that she might be
And as I ask her how she takes her tea
Wish you were her

Her
I wish you were her

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

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Comments from YouTube:

John Dye

Thank God for Billy Bragg. Today's so-called "recording artists" could learn a lot from his courage and social sensibilities.

John Gallagher

When you met the one and now they're gone there's no train to pull you through and everything is a brief distraction from their memory ...GBNF ❤

K84

Terrific album from start to finish

revol148

a song taken from one of my favourite albums of all times - I'll keep taking the drugs.....

Katherine Anthony

Favorite ballad of all time. Such clever lyrics. So beautifully sung.

Ana Paula Campos

So true;)

Ccc Mmm

I think you mean "Wish you were Her".

toweronepower

@jeanmc9 Thumbs up!

Andres Barrios

Makes me recall some sad days I had in college.....a girl, a promise she made in front of her house the eve before she moved up to NYC about "us" being fulfilled ... and all the unfulfilled wishes and desires that followed .... thanks for posting

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