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Kirsty MacColl

A New England (3:48)

"A New England" is a song by Billy Bragg that was successfully covered by Kirsty MacColl in 1984. Produced by her then-husband Steve Lillywhite, the song was her biggest solo hit - reaching #7 in the UK charts and #8 in Ireland.

Bragg's original version of the song, included on his album Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, had only two verses. MacColl thought the song was too short, and so Bragg wrote a further two verses…

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I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song
I'm twenty-two now, but I won't be for long
People ask me when will I grow up to understand
Why the girls I knew at school are already pushing prams

Kirsty MacColl - A New England Lyrics


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  • Perfect. <3
  • good song
  • Great song :-))
  • 'I don't feel sad for letting you go, I just feel sad for letting you know'
  • Favourite Kirsty song :D
  • Great song.
  • R.I.P Kirsty MacColl ... Billy Bragg wrote a great tune and only you could sing it xxxx
  • Kirsty was amazing
  • fab song!!!

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