Billy Bragg - King James Version Lyrics

Billy Bragg William Bloke cover art
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He was trapped in a haircut
He no longer believed in
She said "I'm a teacher here
I teach the children"
And he wondered to himself
There and then all the things he could learn from her
The great mighty wonder

Think of the names you once
Called me in anger
Remember the sadness In Florence Ballard's eyes
Imagine all the melancholy you could find
In the arms of a stranger
Bred, bread of heaven

Seems like nothing goes right
In the world that we were born in
But the horizon is bright
Yonder comes the morning

Upstairs they're buying
A stairway to heaven
Down in the garden
They're changing sticks into snakes
And the jangle of religious medals would put the fear of God into an angel
Come, come all ye faithful

Their baby came home to them
An unmarried mother
They wished she would turn to a pillar of salt
But in the end compassion has to be the greatest family value
Hope, hope of the helpless

Looks like a drift to the right
For the world we were born in
But the horizon is bright
Yonder comes the morning

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 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 Northern Industrial Town
  • 9 The Fourteenth of February
  • 10 King James Version
  • 11 Goalhanger


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Bragg
    album: Track 10 in album William Bloke
    release date: 1996-9
    popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Indie Rock/Acoustic/Folk
    length: 3:22
    producer: Grant Showbiz
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    double bass: Chris Morgan
    engineer: Andy Peak
    guitar: Billy Bragg
    mandolin: Ashley Drees
    Album Information
    label: Cooking Vinyl
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 711297150025
    script: Latin