Billy Bragg – St Swithin’s Day (1985)
“With my own hands
When I make love to your memory
It’s not the same I miss the thunder, I miss the rain”
St Swithin isn’t the Patron Saint of masturbation or anything but more so famous for posthumous miracle working. Bragg is clearly alluding to the point that many men cross in their lives – when they consider for a short period of time that excessive masturbation over an ex-girlfriend will inevitably bring her back to you. Not gonna happen Billy boy, that was in 1985 and you’re still alone. Chin up.