Billy Bragg - The Marriage Lyrics

Billy Bragg Talking With the Taxman About Poetry cover art
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I understand you needing
And wanting is no crime
But I can't help feeling
That you and your mother are just wasting your time

Choosing Saturdays in Summer
I dare you to wear white
Love is just a moment of giving
And marriage is when we admit our parents were right

I just don't understand it
What makes our love a sin
How can it make that difference
If you and I are wearing that bloody, bloody ring

If I share my bed with you
Must I also share my life
Love is just a moment of giving
And marriage is when we admit our parents were right

You just don't understand it
This tender trap we're in
Those glossy catalogs of couples
Are cashing in on happiness again and again

So drag me to the altar
And I'll make my sacrifice
Love is just a moment of giving
And marriage is when we admit our parents were right
And marriage is when we admit our parents were probably right

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Greetings to the New Brunette
  • 2 Train Train
  • 3 The Marriage
  • 4 Ideology
  • 5 Levi Stubbs’ Tears
  • 6 Honey I’m a Big Boy Now
  • 7 There Is Power in a Union
  • 8 Help Save the Youth of America
  • 9 Wishing the Days Away
  • 10 The Passion
  • 11 The Warmest Room
  • 12 The Home Front


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Bragg
    album: Track 3 in album Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
    release date: 1986-9
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:32
    producer: Kenny Jones and John Porter
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    electric guitar: Billy Bragg
    percussion: Kenny Jones and George Shilling
    flugelhorn & trumpet: Dave Woodhead
    bass guitar: John Porter
    Album Information
    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 5013136153316
    script: Latin