Wish You Were Her Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stephen William Bragg
album: Track 15 in album Don’t Try This at Home
release date: 1991-9-17
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length: 2:47
producer: Grant Showbiz
drums: J.F.T. Hood
vocal: Billy Bragg
double bass: Danny Thompson
engineer: Victor van Vugt
electric guitar: Billy Bragg and Wiggy
background vocals: Lorraine Bowen, Steven Lewis, Victoria Taylor Roberts and Andy Szabo
keyboard: Amanda Vincent
percussion: Jody Linscott
lyricist: Billy Bragg
composer: Billy Bragg

Cover Art

Billy Bragg Don’t Try This at Home cover art
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There's a girl sleeping in my bed
And I'm singing unwritten songs in my head
She provided bittersweet company
I confided how much you mean to me

And this time
It's gonna take a train to pull me through
Some brief distraction from your memory
Is all that I hoped that she might be

And as I let her warm her feet on me
Wish you were her
That I wanted you to be my wife
Is the worst kept secret of my life

Everyone knows, even my friend here
I've just whispered your name in her ear
And this time
It's gonna take a train to pull me through

Some brief distraction from your memory
Is all that I hoped that she might be
And as I ask her how she takes her tea
Wish you were her

Her
I wish you were her


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Accident Waiting to Happen
  • 2 Moving the Goalposts
  • 3 Everywhere
  • 4 Cindy of a Thousand Lives
  • 5 You Woke Up My Neighbourhood
  • 6 Trust
  • 7 God's Footballer
  • 8 The Few
  • 9 Sexuality
  • 10 Mother of the Bride
  • 11 Tank Park Salute
  • 12 Dolphins
  • 13 North Sea Bubble
  • 14 Rumours of War
  • 15 Wish You Were Her
  • 16 Body of Water