"Man at C&A" as written by Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall....
Warning, warning, nuclear attack
Atomic sounds designed to blow your mind
World war three - nuclear attack
Rocking atomically - this third world war - atomic sounds

The man in black he told me the latest Moscow news about the storm across the Red Sea
They drove their ball point views

I'm the man in grey, I'm just the man at sea
And I don't have a say in the war games that they play

Warning, warning, nuclear attack
Shark attack to hit you on your back
World war three

The Mickey Mouse badge told the Ayatollah at his feet
You drink your oil you schmuck, we'll eat our heads of wheat

I'm the man in grey, I'm just the man at see
And I don't have a say in the war games that they play

Boom shakalaka boom
Nuclear nuclear, nuclear war
Warning, warning, nuclear attack
The boom never ban
Shark attack


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"Man at C & A" as written by Terry Hall Jerry Dammers

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    General CommentDealing with the, then (1980) very real threat of nuclear war and how helpless the regular person would be, as well as the general fear of war, conflict and the U.S.

    The Mickey Mouse/Ayatollah section could be a reference to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the American embassy hostages. That shit went down in February 1980, a good six months before More Specials (this song's album) came out. An Ayatollah is a high ranking Islamic cleric.

    Oh and C&A was a cheap clothing chain store in (amongst other places) the U.K. and Europe. The sort of place a normal bod would work and/or shop.
    dwitefryon June 27, 2009   Link

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