Billy Bragg – ‘M For Me’’

Billy misspelled family when he was typing something on his laptop. ‘I dropped the ‘M’ and it said faily,’ he explains, ‘so I took the ‘Y’ off and it became fail.’ Having realised there was a metaphor to be found Billy then started looking for other mis-spellings. His favourite was let’s pull the Y off of your and put it on the fire and make them our problems baby.


Billy Bragg in 1983 on the South Bank Show talking about his song writing, includes the tracks To Have and Have Not and the A13.