The warmest room

Billy Bragg

A rainy afternoo    
Spent in the warmest room   
She lay before me and said
"Yes it's true that I have seen some naked men"    
As she made for the door
Leaving me on the floor
I wish I'd done biology
For an urge within me wanted to do it then
And here she comes again
And I'm sitting on my hands
And she sings to me that siren song
Here she comes again and I'm biting my lip
But it won't be long    
As Brother Barry said as he married Marion
The wife has three great attributes, Intelligence, a Swiss Army
knife and charm
But that's not enough some times
And she did speak her mind
And told them all that she believed
The only way to disarm is to disarm
 I know people whose Idea of fun
Is throwing stones in the river in the afternoon sun
Oh let me be as free as them
Don't let her pass this way again
Instrumental, play chords to the verses
Though you cannot be blamed, but I've become inflamed
With thoughts of lust and thoughts of power
thoughts of love and thoughts of Chairman Mao
We have such little time at your place or mine
I can't wait till we take our blood tests
Oh baby, let's take our blood tests now
Chorus again, then
      It won't be long    
Admittedly, what Uncle Bill says in concert is different. He tends
to substitute "hairy" for "naked" in verse one and "drugs tests" for
"blood tests" during gigs, as William judiciously notes.
"She said it was only a figment of speech..."
From: (William Vaughan)
Subject: Billy Bragg - The Warmest Room
               A rainy afternoon  
 Spent in the Warmest Room  
She lied before me and said
yes its true, I have seen some hairy men    
She made for the door
Leaving me on the floor
I wish i'd known biology
for the urge that drove me to the edge
and here she comes again
and I'm sitting on my hands
And she sings to me a siren song
here she comes again
imagine it won't be long    
Her brother barry said
when he married marrianne
A wife has three great attributes
Insurgence, resolve and off had charm
well that's not enough sometimes
and she may speak her mind
Juliana she believed
the only way to defend is to disarm
 I know some people whose Idea of fun
is to lie face down in the river
in the afternoon sun
 Oh let me be as free as them
Don't let her pass this way again
You cannot be blamed
But I've become insane
with thought of lust, thoughts of power, thoughts of love
and the thought of chairman Mao
We've had such little time
be it your place or mine
I can't wait to take our blood test
oh baby, lets take our blood test now
In the live version on the CD single of "Accident waiting to happen" Uncle
Bill says "I can't wait to take our drug test, etc.... Pretty funny, I
thought. I'm not exactly sure about the bridge, but it works for me. correct
as necessary. Enjoy!

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