The Home Front Lyrics

Billy Bragg

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 : 7 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

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Billy Bragg Talking With the Taxman About Poetry cover art

Lyrics

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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

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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