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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Talking With the Taxman About Poetry cover art
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Father mows the lawn and Mother peels the potatoes
Grandma lays the table alone
And adjusts a photograph of the unknown soldier
In this Holy of Holies, the Home
And from the TV an unwatched voice
Suggests the answer is to plant more trees
The scrawl on the wall says what about the workers
And the voice of the people says more salt please

Mother shakes her head and reads aloud from the newspaper
As Father puts another lock on the door
And reflects upon the violent times that we are living in
While chatting with the wife beater next door
If paradise to you is cheap beer and overtime
Home truths are easily missed

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Greetings to the New Brunette
  • 2 Train Train
  • 3 The Marriage
  • 4 Ideology
  • 5 Levi Stubbs’ Tears
  • 6 Honey I’m a Big Boy Now
  • 7 There Is Power in a Union
  • 8 Help Save the Youth of America
  • 9 Wishing the Days Away
  • 10 The Passion
  • 11 The Warmest Room
  • 12 The Home Front


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Bragg
    album: Track 12 in album Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
    release date: 1986-9
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:11
    producer: Kenny Jones and John Porter
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    electric guitar: Billy Bragg
    percussion: Kenny Jones and George Shilling
    trumpet & flugelhorn: Dave Woodhead
    lyricist: Billy Bragg
    composer: Billy Bragg

    Album Information

    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 5013136153316
    script: Latin