REVISED, UPDATED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY PAUL ABBOTT
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It's been thirty years since Paul Weller and The Jam first burst onto the British music scene, and throughout that time the music and lyrics that have been acclaimed, imitated and loved by so many have revealed to us all, something of the man behind them.
In this the only selection of Weller's lyrics, may be found those songs that span the decades from the much loved, to the lesser known.Here, the frustration and boredom of suburban life that fuelled Wellers early writing is palpable and so too is the raging but poignant response to Thatcher's Britain. Alongside this Weller's lyrics, rooted in British culture, tell a story about the love and lives of ordinary people, and offer glimpses into Wellers own life: his influences and experiences and loves and losses.
From modfather and social commentator to king of Britpop and romantic lyricist, Paul Weller reflects back on his lyrics, revealing what these songs meant to him both then and now.