What Did You Do In The War?

from Angelina Supercop by Philip Jeays

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WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR?

The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up the hill
And he marched them down again
And did the thought of war
Give you a thrill inside?
Did you wrap it in a flag
And call it national pride?
Stand in line
In the name of remembrance
Millions died
Let’s have a two minute silence

Look out boys here we go again
Standing like statues for Number Ten
Then later on at the Bull and Boar
You can tell us Daddy what you did in the war
And see how gracefully
The crosses bloom
In the light November rain
Across the land
In every town
We will remember them
When we go one-nil down
So come on, tell us all some more
‘Bout what you did in the war

Did you throw your loving arms
All around the world?
Did you buy their sweatshop clothes
And their underage girls?
Did you lie did you cheat
Did you bully them?
Take what you could
On the cheap and then
When the earthquake hit
Sign the book of condolence?
Thousands died
Let’s have a three minute silence

Look out boys here we go again
Standing like statues on News at Ten
Then later on at the Bull and Boar
You can tell us Daddy what you did in the war
And while the rivers rise
And buildings fall
You can shed a tear for Waterloo
This is the price
Of victory
Another never-ending
Anniversary
But hey, tell us all some more
‘Bout what you did in the war

Did you watch the 1%
Get their profits up?
Did you take yourself a selfie
As the food banks were set up?
Did you see a nation built
On fear and greed
On what I want
Not what I need?
Did you blame the banks
Or attack the migrants?
Johnny broke his arm
Let’s have a five minute silence

Look out boys here we go again
Standing like statues since I don’t know when
Then every night at the Bull and Boar
You can tell us Daddy how you won the war
While on TV we watch
The royal coach arrive
Oh! And Her Majesty is wearing peach
Such is the tide
Of injustice
But hey kids don’t look at that
Come and look at this
We’ve got soldiers
We've got medals
Guns and more
Just like we did in the war
Like we did in the war
Like we did in the war

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from Angelina Supercop, released March 25, 2019

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