Upfield Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: No. 8 track in album William Bloke
release date: 1996-9
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length: 4:07
engineer: Andy Peak
organ: Cara Tivey
piano: Cara Tivey
bass guitar: Fionn Ó Lochlainn
trumpet: Dave Woodhead
guitar: Billy Bragg
alto saxophone: Terry Edwards
baritone saxophone: Terry Edwards
drums: J.F.T. Hood
trombone: Caroline Hall
producer: Grant Showbiz
vocal: Billy Bragg

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I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

I dreamed I saw a tree full of angels
Up on Primrose Hill
And I flew with them over the Great Wen
'til I had seen my fill
Of such poverty and misery
Should it tear my soul apart
I've got a socialism of the heart
I've got a socialism of the heart

I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

The angels asked me how I felt
About all I'd seen and heard
That they spoken to me, a pagan
Gave me cause to doubt their word
But they laughed and said it doesn't matter
If you help us in our arm
You gotta a socialism of the heart
You gotta a socialism of the heart

I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

Their faces shone and they were gone
And I was left alone
And I walked these ancient empire streets
'til I could tearful to my home
When I woke next morning I vowed to play my part
I got a socialism of the heart
I got a socialism of the heart
That's why

I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the blue horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

Track Listing

  • 1 From Red to Blue
  • 2 Upfield
  • 3 Everybody Loves You Babe
  • 4 Sugardaddy
  • 5 A Pict Song
  • 6 Brickbat
  • 7 The Space Race Is Over
  • 8 Nothern Industrial Town
  • 9 The Fourteenth of February
  • 10 King James Version
  • 11 Goalhanger