Billy Bragg - Upfield Lyrics

Billy Bragg William Bloke cover art
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I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

I dreamed I saw a tree full of angels
Up on Primrose Hill
And I flew with them over the Great Wen
'til I had seen my fill
Of such poverty and misery
Should it tear my soul apart
I've got a socialism of the heart
I've got a socialism of the heart

I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

The angels asked me how I felt
About all I'd seen and heard
That they spoken to me, a pagan
Gave me cause to doubt their word
But they laughed and said it doesn't matter
If you help us in our arm
You gotta a socialism of the heart
You gotta a socialism of the heart

I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

Their faces shone and they were gone
And I was left alone
And I walked these ancient empire streets
'til I could tearful to my home
When I woke next morning I vowed to play my part
I got a socialism of the heart
I got a socialism of the heart
That's why

I'm goin' up field
Way up on the hillside
I'm goin' higher
Than I've ever been before
That's where you'll find me
Over the blue horizon
Wading in the river
Reaching for that other shore

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 2 in album William Bloke
    release date: 1996-9
    popularity : 78 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Indie Rock/Acoustic/Folk
    length: 4:07
    producer: Grant Showbiz
    drums: J.F.T. Hood
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    trumpet: Dave Woodhead
    engineer: Andy Peak
    guitar: Billy Bragg
    piano & organ: Cara Tivey
    trombone: Caroline Hall
    bass guitar: Fionn Ó Lochlainn
    baritone saxophone & alto saxophone: Terry Edwards
    Album Information
    label: Cooking Vinyl
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 711297150025
    script: Latin