"Foxhole" as written by and Tom Verlaine....
Soldier boy stands at a full salute
He wants your orders to excute
Send him out - 'neath the
Screaming red lights
In a narrow ditch for the funny fights

Foxhole, foxhole
Too much danger
Foxhole, foxhole
Where's my guardian angel - oh no

You showed me the war
I don't know what for
You showed me the war
But the war is such a bore

In the line of duty, in the line of fire
A heartless heart - is my proper attire

Chorus
The flashing sword has been explored
The perfect slice - perfect slice of life

I feel the shells hit - Moonlight web
Goodbye arms, so long head

Chorus
Hello guardian angel

You pin me down, go ahead it's a cinch
You pin me down, you'll feel the pinch
I was trained for the fights

Foxhole, foxhole...........


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"Foxhole" as written by Tom Verlaine

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    General CommentUnlike Television's usual stuff, this song is pretty straightforward lyrically, I think.
    jawamachineson February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyes, perhaps deceptively so... maybe thats because i thought he was saying "world" instead of "war". He could be playing on this homophone... he does this quite a lot, I had a completely different set of lyrics in my head for "There's a Reason".
    Rocason November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are very straight forward actually. Tom Verlaine does play on those homonyms though. In Elevation he goes from saying "Elevation" to "T-elevation" to "Television".
    windmills20on October 10, 2008   Link

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