The Passion Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Talking With the Taxman About Poetry cover art
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The fear of a daughter can run high
In the mind of a father to be
For something is growing inside
But we don't talk about it, do we

In the long empty passionless night
Many times to herself she had prayed
That the baby will love her much more
Than the big boy who stole her away

And sometimes it takes a grown man a long time to learn
Just what it would take a child a night to learn

It pains her to learn that some things will never be right
If the baby is just someone else to take sides in a fight

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 10 in album Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
    release date: 1986-9
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:55
    producer: John Porter and Kenny Jones
    vocal: Billy Bragg and Kirsty MacColl
    electric guitar: Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr
    percussion: Kenny Jones and George Shilling
    composer: Billy Bragg
    lyricist: Billy Bragg

    Album Information

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