"Yes Sir, No Sir" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Yes Sir, no Sir
Where do I go Sir
What do I do Sir
What do I say

Yes Sir, no Sir
Where do I go Sir
What do I do Sir
How do I behave

Yes Sir, no Sir
Permission to speak Sir
Permission to breathe Sir
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say

So you think that you've got an ambition
Top your dreaming and your idle wishing
You're outside and there ain't no admission
To our play
Pack up your ambition in your old kit bag
Soon you be happy with a packet of fags
Chest out stomach in
Do what I say, do what I say
Yes right away

Yes Sir, no Sir
Where do I go Sir
What do I do Sir
What do I say

Yes Sir, no Sir
Permission to speak Sir
Permission to breathe Sir
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say

Doesn't matter who you are
You're there and there you are
Everything is in it's place
Authority must be maintained
And then we know exactly where we are
Let them feel that they're important to the cause
But let them know that they are fighting for their homes
Just be sure that they're contributing their all
Give the scum a gun and make the bugger fight
And be sure to have deserters shot on sight
If he dies we'll send a medal to his wife

Yes Sir, no Sir
Please let me die Sir
I think this life is affecting my brain
Yes Sir, no Sir
Three bag full Sir
What do I do Sir, what do I say
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say


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"Yes Sir, No Sir" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentUnquestioned authoritarian british army. From the "Arthur.. or the decline & fall of the british Empire" album.
    Silver_Roseon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe's saying how in the army you are conditioned to be essentially a robot. They tell you what to do to the point that you can't even do anything on your own. I think the line "Permission to breathe sir" sums it up pretty well.
    derricksmithon September 19, 2005   Link

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