Must I Paint You a Picture Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Workers Playtime cover art
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It's bad timing and me
We find a lot of things out this way
And there's you
A little black cloud in a dress
The temptation
To take the precious things we have apart
To see how they work
Must be resisted for they never fit together again
If this is rain let it fall on me and drown me
If these are tears let them fall

[Chorus:]
Must I paint you a picture
About the way that I feel
You know my love for you is strong, girl

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 2 in album Workers Playtime
    release date: 1988-9
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
    length: 5:32
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    double bass: Danny Thompson
    engineer: Martin Hayles
    electric guitar: Billy Bragg
    additional: Cara Tivey
    electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Wiggy
    Hammond organ & piano: Cara Tivey
    assistant engineer: Graham Dear
    producer: Joe Boyd and Wiggy
    composer: Billy Bragg
    lyricist: Billy Bragg

    Album Information

    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin