The Song in My Head
by Billy Bragg
You can download this wonderful song for free from the official Billy Bragg website, here.
I first heard Billy Bragg in London, where I was living as a student in 1983. Amid all the synthesizer pop of the Big Hair bands of the early 1980s, BB's spare sound (just him singing to a distorted electric guitar) really stood out. My friend Richard turned me on to Billy Bragg's music and I've followed his music career ever since. He's got a new box set out this month, sort of a best-of collection.
And if you are someone who likes Woody Guthrie AND Wilco, check out the Bragg/Wilco collaboration albums called Mermaid Avenue where these talented folks finished and recorded some of Woody Guthrie's compositions. Here's an NPR story about it.
Now back to The Song in My Head..... Billy, play us out! Goodnight everyone!
about the way that I feel?
You know my love for you is strong, girl.
You know my love for you is real.
Must I paint you a picture?