Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards Lyrics

Billy Bragg

credits


publisher: ©CHRYSALIS STANDARDS, INC.
writers: Stephen William Bragg
album: Track 11 in album Workers Playtime
release date: 1988-9
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
length: 4:36
drums: Micky Waller
piano: Cara Tivey
vocal: Billy Bragg
engineer: Martin Hayles
electric guitar: Wiggy, Martin Belmont and Billy Bragg
background vocals: Jayne Creamer, Cara Tivey, Kaya Jenner, Michelle Shocked, Wiggy and George Peckham
electric bass guitar: Bruce Thomas
assistant engineer: Graham Dear
producer: Joe Boyd and Wiggy
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: 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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It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
Over luxury's disappointment
So he walks over and he's trying
To sympathize with her but he thinks that he should warn her
That the Third World is just around the corner
In the Soviet Union a scientist is blinded
By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
That Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell
At the first hurdle
In the Cheese Pavilion and the only noise I hear
Is the sound of someone stacking chairs
And mopping up spilt beer
And someone asking questions and basking in the light

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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