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    "Oliver's Army" Lyrics

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    Don't start that talking
    I could talk all night
    My mind is sleepwalking
    While I'm putting the world to right

    Call careers information
    Have you got yourself an occupation?

    Oliver's army is here to stay
    Oliver's army are on their way
    And I would rather be anywhere else
    Than here today

    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

    Only takes one itchy trigger
    One more widow, one less white nigger

    Oliver's army is here to stay
    Oliver's army are on their way
    And I would rather be anywhere else
    Than here today

    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

    But there's no danger
    It's a professional career
    Though it could be arranged
    With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear

    If you're out of luck or out of work
    We could send you to Johannesburg

    Oliver's army is here to stay,
    Oliver's army are on their way,
    And I would rather be anywhere else
    Than here today,
    And I would rather be anywhere else
    Than here today,
    And I would rather be anywhere else
    Than here today,
    oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ......
    • submitted by Chris Blackburn
    • corrected by Mikey C. on May 30th, 2012
    • written by Costello, Elvis
    • copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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       JENNIMAR says:
      Like 024-04-2005 09:39
       
      My debut singing the words in a French disco to all my stunned colleagues is one of lifes best memories. Well done Elvis !!