Accident Waiting to Happen Lyrics

Billy Bragg


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
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length: 4:01
engineer: Victor van Vugt
acoustic guitar: Billy Bragg
electric guitar: Billy Bragg, Wiggy
percussion: J.F.T. Hood
drums: J.F.T. Hood
bass guitar: Wiggy
producer: Grant Showbiz
background vocals: Lorraine Bowen
vocal: Billy Bragg
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg

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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
One of these night you're gonna get caught,
It'll give you a pregnant pause for thought
You're a dedicated swallower of fascism

Time up and time out for all the liberties you've taken
Time up and time out for all the friends that you've forsaken
And if you choose to waste away like death is back in fashion
You're an accident waiting to happen

And my sins are so unoriginal
I have all the self-loathing of a wolf in sheep's clothing
In this carnival of carnivores,
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
You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a dedicated swallower of fascism
You're an accident waiting to happen

Track Listing

  • 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