Billy Bragg - Life With the Lions Lyrics

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I hate the arsehole I become
Every time I'm with you
You know you've got me on the run
But let me make it clear to you
It's taken two fools such as we
To make love deaf, dumb and blind
Now you're upset 'cause I can't read your mind love
You're upset 'cause I can't read your mind

I hate the arsehole I become
Every time I'm with you
I get the feeling looking in your eyes
That somehow I should forgive you
I know that I'm guilty but I don't know what I've done
You're not about to let me join in the fun are you
You're not about to let me join in the fun

I hate the arsehole I become
Every time I'm with you
I hate the way you try to give me back
All the things I give to you
I know when I leave the room
They say what's up with him
But love is not a game you play to win girl
Love is not a game you play to win

If that face of yours could only talk
The stories it could tell
The chase is always better than the kill, love
The chase is always better than the kill
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 She's Got a New Spell
  • 2 Must I Paint You a Picture
  • 3 Tender Comrade
  • 4 The Price I Pay
  • 5 Little Time Bomb
  • 6 Rotting on Remand
  • 7 Valentine's Day Is Over
  • 8 Life With the Lions
  • 9 The Only One
  • 10 The Short Answer
  • 11 Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Bragg
    album: Track 8 in album Workers Playtime
    release date: 1988-9
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
    length: 3:07
    drums: Micky Waller
    piano: Cara Tivey
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    engineer: Martin Hayles
    electric guitar: Martin Belmont
    background vocals: Cara Tivey
    electric bass guitar: Bruce Thomas
    acoustic guitar: Billy Bragg
    harmonica: Barb Jungr
    assistant engineer: Graham Dear
    producer: Wiggy and Joe Boyd
    composer: Billy Bragg
    lyricist: Billy Bragg
    Album Information
    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin