Gonna "send those welfare bums right back to work"
(Gotta start a war before 84)
Start a dirty war in El Salvador
Gonna back the Contras and Apartheid
Then I'll win the election by a landslide

Ronnie and Mags, Maggie and Ron
Let's get together build a neutron bomb
Maggie and Ron, Ronnie and Mags
Let's go to Grenada, gonna fly our flags

Gonna privatize, shut down some mines
Gonna back Khmer Rouge and Apartheid
Feed a slice of cake to Bobby Sands
Spend a holiday in the Falklands

Ronnie and Mags, Maggie and Ron
Gonna get the hostages from Iran
Maggie and Ron, Ronnie and Mags
Let's go to Grenada and the Falklands

Ronnie and Mags, Dennis and Nance
We know exactly who is wearin' the pants
Dennis and Nance, Maggie and Ron
Let's have a foursome build a neutron bomb


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    General CommentRonnie: Ronald Reagan (former US President)
    Mags: Margaret Thatcher (former British Prime Minister)

    Song is about different world problems during the time that Ronnie and Mags were in power (Khmer Rouge, Falklands War, U.S. invasion of Grenada, Iran-Contra affair, Bobby Sands - prisoner that died in a hunger strike).

    Reagan also won by a "landslide" in 1984 pres. election, winning in 49 of 50 states.
    alecw19on September 28, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionYes while the lyrics of this song are direct references to Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher the reason behind it is much more interesting (at least to me). This is song is actually a response to the aggressive resurgence of Thatcherism in the UK and the intense deification of Reagan by the majority of the US republican party. I love this song as it definitely has the feel of mid eighties political hardcore (albeit much more sonically polished), but I feel it could of hit harder by referencing these to figures views on homosexuals which were extreme, disgusting, and disturbing even for that time during the eighties.
    ThatNerdSeanon July 18, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionYes while the lyrics of this song are direct references to Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher the reason behind it is much more interesting (at least to me). This is song is actually a response to the aggressive resurgence of Thatcherism in the UK and the intense deification of Reagan by the majority of the US republican party. I love this song as it definitely has the feel of mid eighties political hardcore (albeit much more sonically polished), but I feel it could of hit harder by referencing these to figures views on homosexuals which were extreme, disgusting, and disturbing even for that time during the eighties.
    ThatNerdSeanon July 18, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionYes while the lyrics of this song are direct references to Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher the reason behind it is much more interesting (at least to me). This is song is actually a response to the aggressive resurgence of Thatcherism in the UK and the intense deification of Reagan by the majority of the US republican party. I love this song as it definitely has the feel of mid eighties political hardcore (albeit much more sonically polished), but I feel it could of hit harder by referencing these to figures views on homosexuals which were extreme, disgusting, and disturbing even for that time during the eighties.
    ThatNerdSeanon July 18, 2014   Link

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