The Marriage Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Talking With the Taxman About Poetry cover art
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I understand you needing
And wanting is no crime
But I can't help feeling
That you and your mother are just wasting your time

Choosing Saturdays in Summer
I dare you to wear white
Love is just a moment of giving
And marriage is when we admit our parents were right

I just don't understand it
What makes our love a sin
How can it make that difference
If you and I are wearing that bloody, bloody ring

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 3 in album Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
    release date: 1986-9
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:32
    producer: Kenny Jones and John Porter
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    electric guitar: Billy Bragg
    percussion: Kenny Jones and George Shilling
    flugelhorn & trumpet: Dave Woodhead
    bass guitar: John Porter
    composer: Billy Bragg
    lyricist: Billy Bragg

    Album Information

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