"Tank" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy and Jean Jacques Burnel....
I can sign for one, two
Or three or four
Get three weeks off in a year or more
Save up and get my very own SLR
'Cause I can drive my very own tank
Yes, I can

Can you see the bullet's high velocity
It can blow a man's arm off
At the count of three
If I get my hands on one of those
I'm something to watch out for
'Cause I can drive my very own tank
Yes, I can

Don't care whereabouts, they send me now
Send picture postcards
To my old mother and father
So when I get home
They'll have someone to be proud of
'Cause I can drive my very own tank
Yes, I can, yes, I can maim

Lyrics submitted by Boss Man

"Tank" as written by David Greenfield Brian John Duffy

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    General CommentI remember seeing the stranglers at Leicester Uni back in the early 80's, when this song came on all hell broke loose! Great days! Ten
    tenaceon August 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn ENGLAND you have to give your two years to the military, just like Israel. So even artists like to learn how to be a tank corporeal, then when they get out they can paint or make music. but they ll always have that gunners pside. Semper Fi
    mca5517aon May 29, 2007   Link

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