Saint Mediocretes of Pedestrium (derekfz) wrote in punk_poetry,
Saint Mediocretes of Pedestrium
derekfz
punk_poetry

Billy Bragg
"Valentine's Day is Over"
[ from Workers Playtime. ]

Some day, boy, you’ll reap what you’ve sown
You’ll catch a cold and you’ll be on your own
And you will see that what’s wrong with me
Is wrong with everyone
That you want to play your little games on

Poetry and flowers, pretty words and threats
You’ve gone to the dogs again and I’m not placing bets
On you coming home tonight anything but blind
If you take me for granted then you must expect to find
Surprise, surprise -- Valentine’s day is over

If you want to talk about it
Well, you know where the phone is
Don’t come round reminding me again how brittle bone is

God didn’t make you an angel
The devil made you a man
That brutality and economy are related, now I understand
When will you realise that as above so below there is no love

For the girl with the hour glass figure
Time runs out very fast
We used to want the same things but that’s all in the past
And lately it seems that as it all gets tougher
Your ideal of justice just becomes rougher and rougher

Thank you for the things you bought me
Thank you for the card
Thank you for the things you taught me
When you hit me hard
That love between two people must be based on understanding
Until that’s true you’ll find your things
All stacked out on the landing
Surprise, surprise -- Valentine's day is over
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