"A New England" as written by and Randy Edelman....
I was 21 years as I wrote this song
I'm 22 now but I won't be for long
People ask me "When will you grow up to be a man?"
But the girls I loved at school are already pushing prams

And I loved you then as I love you still
Though I put you on a pedestal they put you on the pill
I don't feel sad about letting you go
I just feel sad about letting you know

Well I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Just looking for another girl
Well I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Just looking for another girl

Well I loved the words that you wrote to me but that was bloody yesterday
I can't survive on what you send
Every time you need a friend

Well, I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them, but they were only satellites
It's wrong to wish on space hardware
I wish, I wish, I wish you cared

Well, I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Just looking for another girl
Well I don't want to change the world
I'm not looking for a new England
Just looking for another girl

Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl
Looking for another girl


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    General CommentIs it not called "A New England"?

    Whatever it is, it's a great cover.
    let forever beon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry it could well be but when I downloaded it it was under the name "Another Girl" so I used that title
    tambourine(wo)manon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is 'A New England', and it's a Billy Bragg cover. I don't know where the 'Another Girl' thing comes from, it's a touch odd.
    Nolion September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthappy? sheesh
    tambourine(wo)manon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti thought this song was by Kirsty MacColl? either way i saw jamie t in manchester about a week ago and he was fucking brilliant. played this as part of the encore- well chuffed, its a mint song
    nicolalaon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKirsty MacColl has covered it, Billy Bragg's is the original.
    fourgangeron November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen he covers it he says he's covering billy bragg.
    i saw him play this live, it was amazing, his voice is fantastic when he does it.
    __like_pixie_duston May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the original but I think Jamie's version is even better, he's fantastic.



    "Well, I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them, but they were only satellites
    It's wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you cared"

    I really love this verse, the tenderness in which he sings the last line espeically is wonderful live.
    hologram hearton July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthologram_heart i agree, when he sings "it's wrong to wish on space hardware" he sounds kind of angry, but then it gets really soft and beautiful on the last line of that verse.

    i absolutely love this cover, wish it was on the album.
    juvenileson October 30, 2007   Link

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