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October 17th, 2008
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Levi Stubbs



Levi Stubbs Tears - Billy Bragg

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
Its you and me against the world kid she mumbled to herself

When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs tears run down his face

She ran away from home with her mothers best coat
She was married before she was even entitled to vote
And her husband was one of those blokes
The sort that only laughs at his own jokes
The sort that war takes away
And when there wasn't a war he left her anyway

Norman Whitfield and Barratt Strong
Are here to make everything right thats wrong
Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
Are here to make it all OK with you

One dark night he came home from the sea
And put a hole in her body where no hole should be
It hurt her more to see him walking out the door
And though they stitched her back together they left her heart in pieces on the floor

When the world falls apart some things stay in place
She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case
When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs tears...

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From:mle292
Date:October 17th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
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I love that song and I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Stubbs.

Fuck.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:October 17th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
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One of those songs that I wish I was a good enough guitar player to pull off ... but I'm not.

And one of the greatest voices of the latter 20th century lost.
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From:hardly_angelic
Date:October 17th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Shit. I hadn't heard. A sad day indeed.
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