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Army Dreamers - Kate Bush

Army Dreamers

Never for Ever
female vocalists 80s pop alternative Kate Bush


"Army Dreamers" is a 1980 song written by English artist Kate Bush. It was the third, and final, single to be released from her album Never for Ever. It was a UK top 20 hit in October 1980. "Army Dreamers" was one of 68 songs considered inappropriate for airplay by the BBC during the first Gulf War.


Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Welling, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English singer and songwriter known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks and the first UK number one by female artist with a self-penned song. Show more ...

Army Dreamers - Kate Bush

"b.f.p.o.*"
Army dreamers.
"mammy's hero."
"b.f.p.o."
"mammy's hero."

Our little army boy
Is coming home from b.f.p.o.
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate a mammy's hero.

Mourning in the aerodrome,
The weather warmer, he is colder.
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier.

"what could he do?
Should have been a rock star."
But he didn't have the money for a guitar.
"what could he do?
Should have been a politician."
But he never had a proper education.
"what could he do?
Should have been a father."
But he never even made it to his twenties.
What a waste --
Army dreamers.
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers.

Tears o'er a tin box.
Oh, jesus christ, he wasn't to know,
Like a chicken with a fox,
He couldn't win the war with ego.

Give the kid the pick of pips,
And give him all your stripes and ribbons.
Now he's sitting in his hole,
He might as well have buttons and bows.

"what could he do?
Should have been a rock star."
But he didn't have the money for a guitar.
"what could he do?
Should have been a politician."
But he never had a proper education.
"what could he do?
Should have been a father."
But he never even made it to his twenties.
What a waste --
Army dreamers.
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers.
Ooh, what a waste of all that
Army dreamers,
Army dreamers,
Army dreamers, oh...

("b.f.p.o.")
Did-n-did-n-did-n-dum...
Army dreamers.
Did-n-did-n-did-n-dum...
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
Army dreamers.
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
No harm heroes.
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
Army dreamers.
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
No harm heroes.



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