Elvis Costello Oliver's Army cover

Oliver's Army
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
Jan 1, 2007
Genre
Rock

Oliver's Army Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right
Verse 2
Called careers information
Have you got yourself an occupation?
Verse 3
Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today
Verse 4
There was a checkpoint Charlie
He didn't crack a smile
But it's no laughing party
When you've been on the murder mile
Verse 5
Only takes one itchy trigger
One more widow, one less white nigger
Verse 6
Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today
Verse 7
Hong Kong is up for grabs
London is full of Arabs
We could be in Palestine
Overrun by a Chinese line
With the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne
Verse 8
But there's no danger
It's a professional career
Though it could be arranged
With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
Verse 9
If you're out of luck or out of work
We could send you to Johannesburg
Verse 10
Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today, oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh

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