A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics
by Billy Bragg | Jul 12, 2016
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber Social; Main edition (July 12, 2016)
Billy Bragg is one of Britain’s most distinctive and accomplished songwriters, whose work has articulated the passions, both personal and political, of Britain during the past five decades. A Lover Sings contains over seventy of his best-known lyrics, selected and annotated by the author.
‘Sexuality’, ‘A New England’, ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’ — these are unadorned, poetic songs that skilfully interweave everyday observation with much broader concerns: of fairness and outrage, of generosity and love. A Lover Sings reveals a unique sensibility: principled and proudly of the Left, funny, forthright and tender. It is a remarkable collection.