"I Love A Man In A Uniform" as written by and Jon King Andy Gill....
Time with my girl I spent it well
I had to be strong for my woman
(You must be joking, o man you must be joking)
She needed to be protected

The good life was so elusive
Handouts, they got me down
I had to regain my self-respect
So I got into camouflage

The girls they love to see you shoot

I love a man in a uniform [Repeat: x4]

To have ambitions was my ambition
But I had nothing to show for my dreams
Time with my girl I spent it well
(you must be joking, o man you must be joking)

The good life was so elusive
Handouts, they got me down
I had to regain my confidence
So I got into camouflage

The girls they love to see you shoot

I love a man in a uniform [Repeat: x4]

I need an order
(shoot, shoot)
I need an order
(shoot, shoot)
I need an order
(shoot, shoot)
I need an order
(shoot, shoot)

To have ambition
Was my ambition
Time with my girl I spent it well
(you must be joking, o man you must be joking)

The girls they love to see you shoot
The girls they love to see you shoot

I love a man in a uniform
I love a man in a uniform
(they love to see you shoot)
I love a man in a uniform

The girls they love to see you shoot
I love a man in a uniform
(they love to see you shoot)

The girls they love to see you shoot
I love a man in a uniform
(they love a, they love a, they love a)
(they love to see you shoot)

The girls they love to see you shoot
(bang bang you're dead)
I love a man in a uniform
(they love a they love a they love a bang bang)
(they love to see you shoot)

The girls they love to see you shoot
I love a man in a uniform
(they love a they love a they love a bang bang)
(they love to see you shoot)

The girls they love to see you shoot
(bang bang you're dead)
I love a man in a uniform
(they love a they love a they love a bang bang)
(they love to see you shoot)

The girls they love to see you shoot
(bang bang you're dead)
(they love a, they love a, they love a)
(I love a man in a uniform)


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"I Love a Man in a Uniform" as written by Jon King Andy Gill

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  • +1
    Song MeaningI love this song. It's slyly subversive and full of the sarcasm that Gang of Four were so good at.
    Here, they are trashing the machismo that's used as a marketing tool of the armed forces. It plays on all the cliches of 'becoming a real man' by tying them to sexual prowess, and ultimately exposes them as impotent-the guy who is so full of self confidence can't perform without receiving an order.

    Zubbyon March 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Contains possibly the best innuendo in pop music history: "The girls they love to see you shoot" has me giggling every time...*tumbleweed*...
    zertrudetrouton September 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song too.
    I like to sway to it. xD
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight on, Zubby. I especially dig the way that whenever he talks about his "girl", she retorts with "oh man you must be joking".
    DrRoyon February 17, 2011   Link
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    Memoryi used to dance to this at the Exit in Chicago 1984
    captlafl69on October 18, 2011   Link

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