I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg The Internationale cover art
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I dreamed I saw Phil Ochs last night
Alive as you and me
Says I to Phil "you're ten years dead"
"I never died" says he
"I never died" says he

The music business killed you Phil
They ignored the things you said
And cast you out when fashions changed
Says Phil, "But I ain't dead"
Says Phil, "But I ain't dead"

The FBI harassed you Phil
They smeared you with their lies
Says he, "But they could never kill what they could not compromise"

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Internationale
  • 2 I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night
  • 3 The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions
  • 4 Blake's Jerusalem
  • 5 Nicaragua Nicaraguita
  • 6 The Red Flag
  • 7 My Youngest Son Came Home Today


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Earl Robinson, Robinson Bragg
    album: Track 2 in album The Internationale
    release date: 1990-5
    popularity : 43 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 1:30
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    lyricist: Billy Bragg
    composer: Earl Robinson

    Album Information

    label: Utility Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin