"Little Hitler" as written by and Tracey Anne Thorn....
Little Hitler, don't come 'round here again
With your renegade politics, redder-than-thou-disdain
Thought we were on the same side
But with a fistful of nails and your knives from the Clyde

You're a little Hitler now
And you'll grow up heaven knows how

Little Hitlers, little Hitlers
Grow up into big Hitlers
Look what they do

Behind ever big man there's a small boy
Drink to Stalin and Hitler and Jimmy Boyle
Hard men get all the catches
Every woman loves a fascist
Come the big day, you'll be OK

You're a little Hitler now
And you'll grow up heaven knows how

Little Hitlers, little Hitlers
Grow up into big Hitlers
And look what they do

You try to scare me with stories of knives
Backstreets and razors and alley-cat's cries
And if you're heartless and hard
Well this made you what you are


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"Little Hitler" as written by Tracey Anne Thorn

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    General CommentRediscovering EBTG. Such great songs.

    Here Tracey is remonstrating with a young chap who thinks he's hard. She's not necessarily blaming him for behaving the way he does - he's likely a product of his environment (Glasgow? - note the references to the Clyde) and as such he has some typical misconceptions about the importance of being tough -- "Every woman loves a fascist". But she's pointing out that it's a childish way to behave, and warning him that he's already a "little Hitler", and things will only get worse for everyone if he continues to behave as he is.

    I love the arrangement after the final chorus, where the strings suddenly cut off, and we're left with a rather quiet and peaceful fade out. Perhaps this is what she hopes could happen if her little Hitler sees the error of his ways?
    scottmeon May 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentNice guys finish last and girls love bad boys....but all in sarcasm.
    mydreamqueston October 20, 2017   Link

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