"Its a Mistake" as written by and Colin James Hay....
Jump down the shelters to get away
The boys are cockin' up their guns
Tell us general, is it party time?
If it is can we all come

Don't think that we don't know
Don't think that we're not trying
Don't think we move too slow
It's no use after crying
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake

After the laughter as died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They've got the bad guys on the run

Don't try to say you're sorry
Don't say he drew his gun
They've gone and grabbed old Ronnie
He's not the only one saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake

Tell us commander, what do you think?
Cause we know that you love all that power
Is it on then, are we on the brink?
We wish you'd all throw in the towel

We'll not fade out too soon
Not in this finest hour
Whistle your favorite tune
We'll send a card and flower
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake


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"It's a Mistake" as written by Colin James Hay

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    General CommentIt is definitely about the realities of nuclear war with the Soviet Union against the USA. Back in the day, the USA was powerful enough to force the Soviets to back off, which eventually led to tearing down the Berlin Wall and freedom for many millions of people living in Eastern Bloc countries. Nukes are monstrous weapons, but they helped us keep things peaceful for a long time. No world wars since the 1940's. And Men At Work is my favorite group. Very good music writers and performers. I love 'em..
    TerryJackson August 09, 2016   Link

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