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The Recruiting Sergeant

The Levellers
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The Recruiting Sergeant
(Seamus O'Farrell)
Blind Faith
(The Levellers)


(2012)

Album: Static On The Airwaves
Poi in una nuova versione con Copper Family, Shona Kipling and Dan Walsh nel 2013
 The Levellers

Sicuramente ispirata all'omonima The Recruiting Sergeant di Seamus O'Farrell ma con riferimenti recenti alla guerra in Afghanistan.
Over the mountains
And over the sea
By Hercules transporter
To fight the Afghani
With a rifle in my hand
To set the country free
But it's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me

So I've fixed-up the alarm
And broken half way in
When the security guard appears
And busts me on the chin
He kicks me 'round and says
"Do you know the shit you're in?"
I said "I was on me arse mate"
Meant no offence to him

I was over the mountains
And over the sea
By Hercules transporter
To fight the Afghani
With a rifle in my hand
To set the country free
But it's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me

I know I let you down babe
Trying to make ends meet
When I met this recruiting sergeant
By the courthouse on the street
He said "You're a disgrace boy
And that's your fucking crime"
Then somebody got the drinks in
And I signed on the dotted line

And I was over the mountains
And over the sea
By Hercules transporter
To fight the Afghani
With a rifle in my hand
To set the country free
But it's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me

Now I'm sucking dust in Helmand
Dug in to Lashkar Gar
Where the local weed and opium
Beats any British bar
I know as we lay there dreaming
I'm still in the pay of thieves
And I'm rushing back to be with you
Upon this desert breeze

It's blowing over the mountains
And over the sea
By Hercules transporter
To fight the Afghani
With a rifle in my hand
To set the country free
But it's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me

Don't follow me to die boys
In bloody Kandahar
With the eerie glow of tracers
Lighting every wretched scar
Who will say a prayer for me
And cry each year this day?
If you see a recruiting sergeant boys
Run, run away

Run over the mountains
And over the sea
By Hercules transporter
To fight the Afghani
With a rifle in my hand
To set the country free
But it's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me

And it's over the mountains
And over the sea
By Hercules transporter
To fight the Afghani
With a rifle in my hand
To set the country free
But it's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me
It's your picture in my pocket
That means everything to me

2022/11/22 - 14:25



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