Billy Bragg - There Will Be A Reckoning Lyrics




Somewhere between the midnight and the cold and empty dawn
I found myself out walking on the streets where I was born
And I came upon a stranger who looked me in the face
And ask me what I was doing In this god forsaken place

I don't need to be forgiven for something I haven't done
Nor for wanting my family to find the place in the sun
If you keep this pressure on, just don't be surprised
If I can't summonup my dignity while you're roughing up my pride

There will be a reckoning for the peddlers of hate
Who spread their poison all across this estate
And a reckoning too, for the politicians who
Left us to this fate, there will be a reckoning

Just a few days later, a man came to my door
To ask me if I thought that this place was worth fighting for
And though I recognize his reasons, I just could not agree
When they told me that my neighbor would be my enemy

I don't need to be forgiven for something I haven't done
Nor for wanting my family to find the place in the sun
If you keep this pressure on, just don't be surprised
If I can't summonup my dignity while you're roughing up my pride

There will be a reckoning for the peddlers of hate
Who spread their poison all across this estate
And a reckoning too, for the politicians who
Left us to this fate, there will be a reckoning

There will be a reckoning
There will be a reckoning
There will be a reckoning





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  1. myob

    I actually take this song as an anti-immigration and pro-Brexit. Because all over my estate we voted for a reckoning to leave the EU and send a message to the politicians. And for the first time ever I voted conservative. Thanks, Billy for giving the courage to stand up against the mess of immigration that my country has endured for decades due to shabby Labour politicans, who abandoned the working class years ago.

  2. REA Electric

    Thanks Mr Billy Bragg for another wonderful and powerful song...

  3. Obi Rich

    Jeremy Corbyn can definitely hold a tune then!!

  4. Stacey Friedrich

    better than ever!!

  5. Terry Maltos

    Great recording. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. sheri solomon

    "Somewhere between the midnight
    And the cold and empty dawn
    I found myself out walking
    On the streets where I was born
    And I came upon a stranger
    Who looked me in the face
    And asked me what I was doing
    In this god forsaken place

    I don't need to be forgiven
    For something I haven't done
    Not for wanting my family
    To find their place in the sun
    If you keep this pressure on
    Just don't be surprised
    If I can't summon up my dignity
    While you're roughing up my pride

    There will be a reckoning
    For the pedlars of hate,
    Who spread their poison all across this estate
    And a reckoning too, for the politicians who
    Left us to this fate
    There will be a reckoning

    Just a few days later, a man came to my door
    To ask me if I thought that
    This place was worth fighting for
    And though I recognize his reasons
    I just could not agree
    When they told me that my neighbor
    Would be my enemy

    I don't need to be forgiven
    For something I haven't done
    Not for wanting my family
    To find their place in the sun
    If you keep this pressure on
    Just don't be surprised
    If I can't summon up my dignity
    While you're roughing up my pride

    There will be a reckoning
    For the pedlars of hate,
    Who spread their poison all across this estate
    And a reckoning too, for the politicians who
    Left us to this fate
    There will be a reckoning'

  7. BEN HARRIS

    Love u billy....

  8. jesus jones

    It's our cultures that save us?   This twonk needs to take some serious drugs. culture is man's worst enemy.  

    Morgan Farr

    @jesus jones How so? To have and be proud of your culture makes you a stronger person. So long as you realize EVERY culture has honour and pride

    jesus jones

    @Morgan Farr
    Yes but your culture, your body is not YOU! 

    Chris Ferry

    it's been 2 years since you wrote that comment about culture ... perhaps you picked up a dictionary within that time, if not here is the Merriam-Webster definition for culture, so I as who's the twonk
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture

    Moe Lummy

    Culture is the soil in which we live! Read a book some day please!

    Chop Top Nada

    @Morgan Farr Yeah, not even close. Some promote violence to non believers and fucking children.

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  10. Ian Williams

    Needed this Today!

  11. john ingamells

    Billy keeps on giving it to them as it is!