Moving the Goalposts Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stephen William Bragg
album: Track 2 in album Don't Try This at Home
release date: 1991-9-17
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
length: 2:35
engineer: Victor van Vugt
keyboard: Amanda Vincent
flugelhorn: Dave Woodhead
producer: Grant Showbiz
vocal: Billy Bragg

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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

  • 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