The Short Answer

Billy Bragg

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 10 in album Workers Playtime
release date: 1988-9
popularity : 78 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
vocal: Billy Bragg
engineer: Martin Hayles
viola: Theresa Pamplin
percussion: Tony Maronie
cello: Julia Palmer
violins: Donna Welchman and Camilla Brunt
slide guitar & acoustic guitar: Wiggy
assistant engineer: Graham Dear
12 string guitar & acoustic guitar: Kenny Jones
producer: Joe Boyd and Wiggy
triangle & electric guitar & electric bass guitar: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg
composer: 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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Between Marx and marzipan in the dictionary there was Mary
Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Devil that was me
If ever anyone could help me with my obsession with
The young Suzannah York
It was Mary

In my pink pajamas she asked me for something
I gave her the short answer
She read our stars out loud
And I knew then that we should have gone sailing
But we stayed home instead
Fighting on the water bed
Like the honeymoon couple on drugs
Me and Mary

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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