You Woke Up My Neighbourhood Lyrics

Billy Bragg

publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 5 in album Don't Try This at Home
release date: 1991-9-17
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length: 3:11
engineer: John Keane, Victor van Vugt
fiddle: Andy Carlson
drums: J.F.T. Hood
electric guitar: Wiggy
pedal steel guitar: John Keane
mandolin: Peter Buck
guest instrument: John Keane
bass guitar: John Keane
acoustic guitar: Peter Buck
producer: Grant Showbiz
vocal: Billy Bragg
background vocals: Michael Stipe
lyricist: Billy Bragg
composer: Billy Bragg, Peter Buck

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As I wait for sleep to drag me under
In the evening gloom I sit and wonder
The words I should have said to you
The things I always meant to do
The bad dreams that all came true

You woke up my neighborhood
Night after night we would row
You woke up my neighborhood
Things are pretty quiet round here now

When I think of how we were together
I know we couldn't be like that for ever
Beneath the Seven Sister stars
The night we let it go too far
I slept out in the car


I remember skipping on the porch till it grew cold
I remember feeling like I was eight years old

Somersaults across the lawn
Singing dancing up till dawn
Every now and then we'd have a row
You woke up my neighborhood
Things are pretty quiet round here now


Track Listing

  • 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