Tender Comrade Lyrics

Billy Bragg

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 3 in album Workers Playtime
release date: 1988-9
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
length: 2:51
vocal: Billy Bragg
engineer: Martin Hayles
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

Cover Art

Billy Bragg Workers Playtime cover art

Lyrics

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What will you do when the war is over, tender comrade
When we lay down our weary guns
When we return home to our wives and families
And look into the eyes of our sons
What will you say of the bond we had, tender comrade
Will you say that we were brave
As the shells fell all around us
Or that we wept and cried for our mothers
And cursed our fathers
For forgetting that all men are brothers

Will you say that we were heroes
Or that fear of dying among strangers
Tore our innocence and false shame away
And from that moment on deep in my heart I knew

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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