Accident Waiting to Happen Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Don’t Try This at Home cover art
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I've always been impressed with a girl
Who could sing for her supper and get breakfast as well
That's the way I am, heaven help me
He said, we don't like peace campaigners 'round here
As he nailed another one to the wall
And that's what gets me in trouble, heaven help me

Goodbye and good luck to all the promises you've broken
Goodbye and good luck to all the rubbish that you've spoken
Your life has lost it's dignity, it's beauty and it's passion
You're an accident waiting to happen

There you are standing at the bar
And you're giving me grief about the D-D-R
And that chip on your shoulder gets bigger as you get older

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Accident Waiting to Happen
  • 2 Moving the Goalposts
  • 3 Everywhere
  • 4 Cindy of a Thousand Lives
  • 5 You Woke Up My Neighbourhood
  • 6 Trust
  • 7 God's Footballer
  • 8 The Few
  • 9 Sexuality
  • 10 Mother of the Bride
  • 11 Tank Park Salute
  • 12 Dolphins
  • 13 North Sea Bubble
  • 14 Rumours of War
  • 15 Wish You Were Her
  • 16 Body of Water


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Bragg
    album: Track 1 in album Don’t Try This at Home
    release date: 1991-9-17
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:01
    producer: Grant Showbiz
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    engineer: Victor van Vugt
    background vocals: Lorraine Bowen
    percussion & drums: J.F.T. Hood
    electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Billy Bragg
    electric guitar & bass guitar: Wiggy
    composer: Billy Bragg
    lyricist: Billy Bragg

    Album Information

    label: Liberation Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin