Accident Waiting to Happen Song 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
popularity : 44 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

Cover Art

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