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Radio with Pictures - 'Valentine's Day is Over' by Billy Bragg Television (Excerpts) – 1987 Music

Radio with Pictures - 'Valentine's Day is Over' by Billy Bragg

Television (Excerpts) – 1987 Music

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In this 1987 Radio with Pictures excerpt, visiting English singer Billy Bragg performs a song in the Victoria University Student Union Hall. The Bard of Barking is intercut with Wellington street scenes: pensioners, punks, and pigeon feeding in a pre-bus lane Manners Mall. From the Workers Playtime album (1988) Bragg’s Valentine’s Day song is far from a Hallmark card, with droll rhyming couplets telling of a bruised, but defiant lover: “For the girl with the hour glass figure time runs out very fast / We used to want the same things but that's all in the past.”

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Gary Ryan

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Simon Morris

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Derek Pearson

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Thank you for the things you bought me thank you for the card / Thank you for the things you taught me when you hit me hard / That love between two people must be based on understanding / Until that's true you'll find your things / All stacked out on the landing. Surprise, surprise.
– From the song