Monday, January 24, 2011

kate's 7th single

Background

"Army Dreamers" was released on 22 September 1980 and peaked at number 16 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song is about the effects of war and about a mother who grieves for her young adult son, who was killed on military maneuvers. Saddened by his unnecessary death, she wrestles with her guilt over what she could have done to prevent it. The song is a change to previous works in that it features a Waltz time tempo.
The single includes two B-sides, "Delius" and "Passing Through Air". "Delius" is Bush’s tribute to English composer Frederick Delius. The subtitle, "Song of Summer", comes from one of Delius’ works, and from a BBC film Bush saw about the composer's life. "Passing Through Air" is one of Bush's earliest works — originally recorded in 1973 at David Gilmour's studio, a few weeks after her 15th birthday.[2]        

from Wikipedia






"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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