Little Time Bomb Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 5 in album Workers Playtime
release date: 1988-9
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genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
length: 2:18
piano: Cara Tivey
vocal: Billy Bragg
double bass: Danny Thompson
engineer: Martin Hayles
electric guitar: Billy Bragg
flugelhorn & trumpet: Dave Woodhead
assistant engineer: Graham Dear
producer: Wiggy and Joe Boyd
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg

Cover Art

Billy Bragg Workers Playtime cover art
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One of them's off her foot
And the other one's off his head
And both of them are off down the boozer
To drink a toast
To the one that he hates most
And she says there are no winners, only losers
Well if there are no winners
Then what is this he thinks
As he watches her complete a lap of honor
And he sits in the stands with his head in his hands
And he thinks of all the things
He'd like to bring down upon her
Revenge will bring cold comfort in this darkest hour
As the jukebox says 'It's All Over Now'
And he stands and he screams
What have I done wrong
I've fallen in love with a little time bomb
In public he's such a man
He's punching at the walls with his bare and bloody hands
He's screaming and shouting and acting crazy
But at home he sits alone and he cries like a baby
He holds your letters but he can't read them
As he fights this loneliness that you call freedom
You said this would happen and you were not wrong
I've fallen in love with a little time bomb


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