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Love this Billy Bragg track. 30 years on and the guy’s still turning out great stuff (into his fourth decade of it now, in fact). Ordinary folk living ordinary lives with their everyman flights and falls and wishes and despairs and big seas of their dreams.

Enjoy the video too, especially for anyone in any kind of self help group, AA, NA, GROW, etc

HANDYMAN BLUES, by Billy Bragg

I’m never gonna be the handyman around the house my father was
So don’t be asking me to hang a curtain rail for you, because
Screwdriver business just gets me confused
It takes me half an hour to change a fuse
And when I flicked the switch the lights all blew

I’m not your handyman

Don’t be expecting me to put up shelves or build a garden shed
But I can write a song that tells the world how much I love you instead
I’m not any good at pottery so let’s lose the ‘t’ and just shift back the ‘e’
And I’ll find a way to make my poetry build a roof over our heads

I know it looks like I’m just reading the paper
But these ideas I’ll turn to gold dust later
Cause I’m a writer not a decorator…

I’m not your handyman

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