Rumours of War

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 14 in album Don’t Try This at Home
release date: 1991-9-17
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 2:50
producer: Grant Showbiz
vocal: Billy Bragg
engineer: Victor van Vugt
cello: Julia Palmer
piano & keyboard: Amanda Vincent
violin & viola: Mary Ramsey
strings arranger: Mary Ramsey
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg

Album Information

label: Liberation Records
country(area): Australia
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Billy Bragg Don’t Try This at Home cover art


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There were soldiers marching on the common today
They paced up and down like seabirds on the ground

They're testing the air-raid sirens
At the hospital and the asylum
Saw a man build a shelter in his garden today
He said "No, no I don't think war will come"

Could be swept away without warning
And the sun came up this morning
Life goes on as it did before


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