The Had Proper Lyrics Back In My Day

Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs' Tears

An article on the song Levi Stubbs’ Tears

With the money from her accident she bought herself a mobile home
So at least she could get some enjoyment from being alone.
No one could say she was left up on the shelf.
It’s you and me against the world kid,
She mumbled to herself.

She ran away from home in her mother’s best coat.
She was married before she was even entitled to vote.
And her husband was one of those blokes,
The sort that always laughs at his own jokes,
The sort that war takes away,
And when there wasn’t a war he left anyway.

When the world falls apart some things stay in place.
Levi Stubbs’ tears run down his face.

In this world of ups and downs
My dreams all fall through.
Things just don’t work out
No matter what I do.

Disappointment haunts me
Through each lonely day.
The world around I see
In only shades of gray.

Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Are here to make everything right that’s wrong.
Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
Are here to make it all okay with you.

And one dark night he came home from the sea
And put a hole in her body
Where no hole should be.
It hurt her more to see him walking out the door.
And though they stitched her back together
They left her heart in pieces on the floor.

When the world falls apart some things stay in place.
She takes off the Four Tops tape
And puts it back in its case.
When the world falls apart some things stay in place.
Levi Stubbs’ tears…