Greetings to the new brunette - Billy Bragg

    Shirley,
    Itís quite exciting to be sleeping here in this new room
    Shirley,
    Youíre my reason to get out of bed before noon
    Shirley,
    You know when we sat out on the fire escape talking
    Shirley,
    What did you say about running before we were walking

    Sometimes when weíre as close as this
    Itís like weíre in a dream
    How can you lie there and think of england
    When you donít even know whoís in the team

    Shirley,
    Your sexual politics have left me all of a muddle
    Shirley,
    We are joined in the ideological cuddle

    Iím celebrating my love for you
    With a pint of beer and a new tattoo
    And if you havenít noticed yet
    Iím more impressionable when my cement is wet

    Politics and pregnancy
    Are debated as we empty our glasses
    And how I love those evening classes

    Shirley,
    You really know how to make a young man angry
    Shirley,
    Can we get through the night without mentioning family

    The people from your church agree
    Itís not much of a career
    Trying the handles of parked cars
    Whoops, there goes another year
    Whoops, there goes another pint of beer

    Here we are in our summer years
    Living on icecream and chocolate kisses
    Would the leaves fall from the trees
    If I was your old man and you were my missus

    Shirley,
    Give my greetings to the new brunette
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