"Brickbat" as written by and Billy Bragg....
I ought to leave
Enough hot water
For your morning bath
That I'd not thought I

Hate to hear you talk that way
But I can't bring myself to say I'm sorry
The past is always
Knocking incessant
Trying to break through
Into the present
We have to work to keep it out
And I won't be the first to shout
It's over
I used to want to plant bombs
At the last night of the proms
But, now you'll find me with the baby in the bathroom
With that big shell listening for the sound of the sea

I steal a kiss from you
In the supermarket
I walk you down the aisle
You fill my basket
And through it all
The stick I take
Is worth it with the love we make

I used to want to plant bombs
At the last night of the proms
But now you'll find me with the baby in the bathroom
With that big shell listening for the sound of the sea
The baby and me

I stayed in bed
Alone uncertain
Then I met you
You drew the curtains
The sun came up
The trees began to sing
And light shone in on everything
I love you
The sun came up
The trees began to sing
And light shone in on everything
I love you


Lyrics submitted by robburns, edited by HatfulOfNathan

"Brickbat" as written by Stephen William Bragg

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    General CommentObviously this song is pretty self-explanatory. I just had to post a comment though, because it is one of my all-time favorite songs, like in the top three. I cried the first time I heard it. This and "Accidental Babies" by Damien Rice are the two saddest songs ever written in my opinion.
    pineyhatesyouon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust reading these lyrics and I welled up. I've found his last three albums disappointing and was wondering if a happy domestic life had sapped his facility as a lyricist. Realising that fatherhood inspired him to come up with something as beautiful as this gives me hope that he's got another great album in him yet.
    legcuff1977on February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite Billy Bragg song from that album (William Bloke). It usually makes me cry. One of the prettiest love songs I know.
    sharkycharmingon July 29, 2013   Link

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