Winston, I'm sorry
There's no word from Washington

You can see all the faults of the world outside your window
Clementine's gone off to bed
Sir, I'll see you in the morning

Winston, I'm sorry
I don't know where Franklin's gone

On the evening radio, with his hand to God
He said 'I knew it all along'
but when he and I talked
he said 'tell me what you think of the world, would you now?'


It's important that we meet now
there isn't enough to go home
I beg your pardon if you woke up feeling sorry
I said there isn't enough to go now
I saw you smile to your people as you got off board
We're in a puzzle now.


Winston, I'm sorry
I can't say the blame is wrong.

Uncle Joe's gone off to work
said he'll be back in the evening
Clementine's been left alone, spent the morning with your daughter

Winston, I'm sorry
the fortunate friendship's gone

And only Clementine knows
with the evening gone
she said 'remember being strong?'
and then they cried a dry sob
these people need you more than they ever did now.

(chorus x3)

It's important that we meet now
there isn't enough to go home
I beg your pardon if you woke up feeling sorry
I said there isn't enough to go now
I saw you smile to your people as you got off board
Oh we're in trouble now.


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    General CommentThis song seems to be about Winston Churchill (Clementine was his wife; Franklin is FDR), but if it is discussing a particular event I don't know what it would be. Possibly FDR's death? If anyone knows, I'd be happy to find out. Also, who do you think is the narrator? Some kind of aide? Anyone in particular? I haven't read any biography of Churchill; I imagine that would help.
    nsteinmeon December 03, 2008   Link

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