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Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army Lyrics

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TitleOliver's Army
ArtistElvis Costello
AlbumElvis Costello Limited Edition Collector's Box Set - Amazon.Com E [2007], Track 3 Disc 2
The Best Of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years [Digipack] [2007], Track 8
Very Best Of Elvis Costello [1999], Track 2
2 1/2 Years [1993], Track 3 Disc 3
Armed Forces [1979], Track 3
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Song lyrics
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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0 likes - like | 24-04-2005 09:39 JENNIMAR 
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My debut singing the words in a French disco to all my stunned colleagues is one of lifes best memories. Well done Elvis !!