Who Sang Between the Wars? Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Life's a Riot / Between the Wars cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Billy Bragg
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Indie Rock/Acoustic/Punk/Folk Rock
length: 2:29
producer: Kenny Jones
engineer: Kenny Jones
I was a miner
I was a docker
I was a railway man
Between the wars
I raised a family
In times of austerity
With sweat at the foundry
Between the wars

I paid the union and as times got harder
I looked to the government to help the working man
And they brought prosperity down at the armory
We're arming for peace, me boys
Between the wars

I kept the faith and I kept voting
Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand
For theirs is a land with a wall around it
And mine is a faith in my fellow man
Theirs is a land of hope and glory
Mine is the green field and the factory floor
Theirs are the skies all dark with bombers
And mine is the peace we know
Between the wars

Call up the craftsmen
Bring me the draftsmen
Build me a path from cradle to grave
And I'll give my consent
To any government
That does not deny a man a living wage

Go find the young men never to fight again
Bring up the banners from the days gone by
Sweet moderation
Heart of this nation
Desert us not, we are
Between the wars

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Milkman of Human Kindness
  • 2 To Have and to Have Not
  • 3 Richard
  • 4 A New England
  • 5 The Man in the Iron Mask
  • 6 The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
  • 7 Lovers Town Revisited
  • 8 Between the Wars
  • 9 Which Side Are You On
  • 10 World Turned Upside Down
  • 11 It Says Here

  • Release information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin