Rotting on Remand Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Workers Playtime cover art
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I stood before the judge that day
As he refused me bail
And I knew that I would spend my time
Awaiting trial in jail
I said there is no justice
As they led me out of the door
And the judge said, "this isn't a court of justice, son
This is a court of law."

They first sent me to Windsor
And then to stoke on Trent
In a holding cell in Liverpool
Three days and nights I spent
My solicitor can't find me
And my family don't know

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 6 in album Workers Playtime
    release date: 1988-9
    popularity : 101 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
    length: 3:40
    piano: Cara Tivey
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    double bass: Danny Thompson
    engineer: Martin Hayles
    electric guitar: Billy Bragg
    pedal steel guitar: BJ Cole
    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