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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

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