Saturday, April 22, 2006

Short musical interlude from 1973

us and them
and after all
we’re only ordinary men

me and you
god only knows
it’s not what we would choose to do

forward he cried
from the rear
and the front rank died
the general sat
and the lines on the map
moved from side to side

black and blue
and who knows which is which
and who is who

up and down
but in the end
it’s only round and round

haven’t you heard
it’s a battle of words
the poster bearer cried
listen son
said the man with the gun
there’s room for you inside

down and out
it can’t be helped
but there’s a lot of it about

with without
and who’ll deny
it’s what the fighting’s all about

out of the way
it’s a busy day
i’ve got things on my mind
for want of the price
of tea and a slice
the old man died

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