"The Lebanon" as written by Philip Oakey and Jo Callis....
She dreams of nineteen sixty-nine
Before the soldiers came
The life was cheap on bread and wine
And sharing meant no shame
She is awakened by the screams
Of rockets flying from nearby
And scared she clings onto her dreams
To beat the fear that she might die

And who will have won
When the soldiers have gone
From the Lebanon
The Lebanon

Before he leaves the camp he stops
He scans the world outside
And where there used to be some shops
Is where the snipers sometimes hide
He left his home the week before
He thought he'd be like the police
But now he finds he is at war
Weren't we supposed to keep the peace

And who will have won
When the soldiers have gone
From the Lebanon
The Lebanon
The Lebanon
From the Lebanon

I must be dreaming
It can't be true
I must be dreaming
It can't be true

And who will have won
When the soldiers have gone?
From the Lebanon
The Lebanon
The Lebanon
From the Lebanon


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"The Lebanon" as written by Philip Oakey

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    General CommentMan I love this song. I can't believe nobody even put the lyrics up here. The meaning, I feel, is quite obvious. It's the view of war (more specifically in the Lebanon) from the view of two completely different people. The first is a woman, who sees the war as something ruining her life, which wasn't great to begin with, but better than during the war. The man is a soldier, who is there "fighting the war" for the wrong reasons. The lines "But now he finds he is at war, weren't we supposed to keep the peace?" really outlines this.
    stinger31216on July 08, 2008   Link

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