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Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears


1Think Again
Written-By – Dick Gaughan
2Walk Away Renee (Version)
Written-By – B. Calilli, M. Brown, T. Sansone
3Levi Stubbs' Tears
Mastered By – TimtomWritten-By – Billy Bragg


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
GODX 12, GOD X12Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears ‎(12", Single)Go! Discs, Go! DiscsGODX 12, GOD X12UK1986
LIEP 3.00006Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears ‎(12", EP, Whi)Line RecordsLIEP 3.00006Germany1986
POLSX 114Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears ‎(12", EP)PolydorPOLSX 114Canada1986
X 14299Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears ‎(12")Festival RecordsX 14299New Zealand1986
LIS 1.00019Billy Bragg Levi Stubb's Tears / Between The Wars ‎(7", whi)Line RecordsLIS 1.00019Germany1986


  • EngineerKenny Jones
  • GuitarDuane Tremelo (tracks: B1, B2)
  • ProducerJohn Porter


On labels:
℗ 1986 © 1986 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
A: Chappell Music Ltd.
B1: Celtic Music B2: Intersong Music Ltd.

On Sleeve:
℗ 1986 Go! Discs Ltd.
© 1986 Go! Discs Ltd.


  • Barcode: 5 013136 299878
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout (Stamped/Etched) Side A): GOD 12 A // 2 ▼ 420 C 1 1 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout (Stamped) Side B): GOD 12 B // 1 ▼ 420 C 1 1 3


  • Recorded At – Livingston Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Go! Discs Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Go! Discs Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Chappell Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Celtic Music
  • Published By – Intersong Music Ltd.
  • Pressed By – PRS Ltd.



Levi Stubbs' Tears is a song by Billy Bragg. It was the first single released from Bragg's 1986 album Talking with the Taxman about Poetry. The song's title refers to The Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs, whose music remains a source of comfort to the protagonist through years of abandonment, injury, and domestic violence. A guitar riff from the song was sampled by Norman Cook and featured in his 1989 song Won't Talk About It, also featuring Billy Bragg on falsetto soul vocals. When Cook formed. From A Videological Cuddle, a 1991 press kit for Don't Try This at Home, the music video for the song from Talking with the Taxman About Poetry. Levi Stubbs Tears. Billy Bragg. Produced by Wiggy & Grant Showbiz. Album Talking With the Taxman About Poetry. Levi Stubbs Tears Lyrics. With the money from her accident She bought herself a mobile home So at least she could get some enjoyment Out of being alone No one could say that she was left up on the shelf It's you and me against the World kid she mumbled to herself. Chorus: When the world falls apart some things stay in place Levi Stubbs' tears run down his face. Your feedback. Levi Stubbs' Tears by Billy Bragg Year: 1986 From the album Talking With The Taxman About Poetry track 5. Average Rating: 82100 from 25 votes. Levi Stubbs' Tears appears on the following albums by Billy Bragg: Talking With The Taxman About Poetry track 5 this album 1986. Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears - Injection UK 7 vinyl single record GOD12 GO Condition: Used. Time left: 1d 15h 32m 49s Ships to: Worldwide. CD Billy Bragg Talking with the Taxman Levi Stubbs' Tears NICE Extras Ship Free Condition: Very Good. Time left: 3d 2h 46m 38s Ships to: Worldwide. Billy Bragg : Levi Stubbs' Tears,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Watch the video for Levi Stubbs' Tears from Billy Bragg's Talking With the Taxman About Poetry for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears. On this page you can download song Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears in mp3 and listen online. Rock Indie Rock. NME's: The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Billy Bragg: English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centred on bringing about change and involving the younger generation in activist causes. Levi Stubbs' Tears, A New England, Birds and Ships и другие песни. Features Song Lyrics for Billy Bragg's Levi Stubbs' Tears album. Levi Stubbs' Tears Lyrics. Between the Wars live Lyrics. Billy Bragg Lyrics provided by . Do you like this album Leave a review. In the Know. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop Wipe Out June 22, 1963. RIFFd: Nas Nasir. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop Mr. Tambourine Man June 21, 1965. Levi Stubbs' Tears 1997. Album by Billy Bragg. Walk Away Renee. Walk Away Renée by The Left Banke 1967

Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears
Performer: Billy Bragg
Genre: Rock
Title: Levi Stubbs' Tears
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Style: Indie Rock
MP3 album: 1688 mb
FLAC album: 1624 mb
Source: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
№ Cat: GOD 12
Label: Go! Discs

Here is the ultimate white boy paean to sweet soul music, hiding Bragg’s social commentary in a bittersweet tale of a girl who ‘was married before she was entitled to vote’ and who finds her only comfort in a Four Tops tape. The first words ‘With the money from her accident she bought herself a mobile home’ drew me in like the words of a Raymond Carver short story. When I first heard this I was ignorant of the names of the people who had written and recorded classics such as the obliquely referenced Tears of a Clown and wondered if Barrat Strong, Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier were the names of Caravan manufacturers. However this song led me to make many discoveries about music and the fact that an earnest white ex punk folk protest singer could write so beautifully about the shimmer of Motown’s greats seemed a lot less strange after I had made connections between Bragg and proto soul singers such as John Lee Hooker. If the song and the performance are right , one man can make as much music as an orchestra. And those opening slowly strummed guitar chords still send shivers of anticipation down my spine. In Leonard Cohen’s great Redemption he says ‘there is a crack in everything, that’s where the light gets in’. This is a song about how songs can be that light and it shines brightly. One of the most neglected masterpieces of the last 25 years.