"Over There" as written by and George M. Cohan....
Take a boat, take a plane
Go to London, go to Spain
Take a train from Amsterdam to Monaco
Take a loved one if you think
They enjoy things that stink
Cause everything is different over there

When you're in Belgium you can eat
A lot of mayonnaise with your frites
And no one will say hey that's too much mayonnaise
Enjoy a German sausage hall
Eat an Italian meatball
But I hope you don't want a Twinkie
Because they don't have Hostess Twinkies over there

Over there you'll never feel at ease
Cause there's not much soap and there's too much cheese
And everyone wears clogs and rides on trains
Over there they'll make you regret that you ever
Saved their asses in World War II
Don't make me go over there

Cause I enjoy my freedom here
And I enjoy light-colored beer
I like to take showers
And I like to brush my teeth every day
Twice a day

They say that there's a place in France
Where the naked ladies dance
You can find it if you ask around
And there's a hole there in the wall
Where the men can see it all
But the men don't care
Because they chew their underwear
And the underwear they chew costs a dollar ninety-two
And the men go around with their ding dongs hanging down

Over there you'll never feel at ease
Cause there's not much soap and there's too much cheese
And everyone wears clogs and rides on trains
Over there they'll make you regret that you ever
Saved their asses in World War II
Don't make me go over there
No don't make me go over there
Don't make me go over there


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"Over There" as written by George M. Cohan

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    General CommentThe 'place in France' verse is taken from a schoolyard rhyme; the 'The men don't care/Cos they chew their underwear' comes from the American tendency, inherited from the English, of seeing all non-British Europeans as degenerate not-quite-men, 'filthy preverts' to quote Col. Batguano.
    GeraldFnordon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how an old veteran feels about Europe. His loving his country so much, pleading "Dont make me go over there" cause hes enjoying hes freedom in the US. Or maby its how JoCo feel about Eu? Who knows.
    ParanoidRockeron February 15, 2014   Link

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