Billy Bragg - Moving the Goalposts Lyrics

Billy Bragg Don’t Try This at Home cover art
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I put on my raincoat to make it rain
And sure enough the skies opened up again
I dreamed of you as I walked to the shops
You were dancing with the wallies on top of the pops

Once in a while
Gennady gerasimov deops his smile
And you can see that his aim's
A portfolio pregnant with gains

He's been up all night
Moving the goalposts

Like a jackdaw with a fiery brand
Spread the news all over this land
Robin hood and his merry men
Are never never never coming back again

I don't believe that love should be pain
So could you please rub my back again
I think it's safe to leave them in the park
Let's blow out the candles and kiss in the dark

Heavens above
Can this sticky stuff really be love!
Don't get dressed yet
Not yet

We've been up all night
Moving the goalposts
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©CHRYSALIS STANDARDS, INC.
    writers: Stephen William Bragg
    album: Track 2 in album Don’t Try This at Home
    release date: 1991-9-17
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:35
    producer: Grant Showbiz
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    engineer: Victor van Vugt
    keyboard: Amanda Vincent
    flugelhorn: Dave Woodhead
    lyricist: Billy Bragg
    composer: Billy Bragg
    Album Information
    label: Liberation Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin