Pull out the bunting
She made then one by one
Hang'em in the trees
Until a breeze it comes

Move to the country
The town has told its tale
When the sutumn leaves
They fall

And the whole place didn't look the same that night
They put a party on and waited for the sunlight to recall

All the days a ticking gone

Bye baby bunting
All England wants you home
Away in the hills
Where the wild things
They roam

So I'll never know why
She made then one by one
Hanging in the trees
'Till a breeze its comes


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    General CommentMy god! I can't believe how so many TGTB&TQ songs have no comments on them - the album is amazing!

    Anyway.... this woulod appear to be set in wartime England (I know that technically the album is abot noughties London, though).

    The woman in the first verse is hanging out pieces of bunting she made herself for a party. The subject of this song (female) has moved to the country for a better life. A male relation of hers is fighting in a war and is waiting for him to return..... but he never did :(.

    (The last verse is perhaps being told from the dead soldier's viewpoint).
    selbydate16on March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmendments - replace wartime England with now, thinking about the war in Iraq/Iran
    selbydate16on March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think these are better:

    Pull out the bunting
    She made 'em one by one
    Hang 'em in the trees
    Or they'll blow away

    Move to the country
    The town has told its tale
    You'll be forgotten
    When the autumn leaves, they fell

    And the whole place
    Didn't look the same that night
    They put a party on and waited
    For the sunlight to recall
    All the days are a ticking gone

    Bye Baby Bunting
    All England wants you home
    Away in the hills
    Where the wild things, they roam

    So I'll never know why
    She made 'em one by one
    Hanging in the trees
    'Til a breeze, it comes

    And the country
    Didn't look the same that day
    They put a party on
    .......
    To a day, a ticking gone
    soboton March 26, 2014   Link

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