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A Shropshire Lad


Album: A Twist Of Time
Category: Singer/songwriter, Contemporary, Alternative Folk



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Description: War is never a good thing. Here's my contemporary take on the military money making machine...

A Shropshire Lad - words & music Cas Greenfield

A Shropshire Lad
He’s a Shropshire Lad
And he’s not alone
Got a mobile phone with a comedy tone
And he’s digging a grave while he’s at home
Cos tonight he’s off to war

He’s a family man with a growing brood
Got an en-suite bath
Eats endangered food
His wife is blond and in the mood
But tonight he’s off to war

He’s fighting for survival
Fighting to survive
He fights for queen and country
But the poor boy is fighting just to stay alive…

He couldn’t say where he was bound
But there’s talk of sand and desert towns
It’s just a job but it’s a penny to a pound
That the silk won’t save him when he hits the ground…

He’s a Shropshire Lad
He’s a military man
Got a Popeye smile and a soldier's tan.
He’s a gentle soul with a task to do
And tonight he’s off to war

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He’s fighting for survival
Fighting to survive
He fights for queen and country
But the poor boy is fighting just to stay alive…

He’s a Shropshire Lad
And he’s not alone
We carved his name on a Shropshire stone
And we’ll all be there when he comes home…


Submitted: August 5, 2016 2:58AM


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