"The Ministry of Defence" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
This is the Ministry Of Defence
Stairs and walls are all that's left

Mortar holes let through the air
Kids do the same thing everywhere

They’ve sprayed graffiti in Arabic
And balanced sticks in human shit

This is the Ministry Of Remains (this is the ministry of defence)
Fizzy drinks cans and magazines (Fizzy drinks cans and magazines)

Broken glass, a white jawbone
Syringes, razors, a plastic spoon

Human hair, a kitchen knife
And a ghost of a girl who runs and hides
Scratched in the wall in biro pen
This is how the world will end

There’s the bus depot to the right (there’s the bus depot to the right)
Levelled like a building site (levelled like a building site)

Those are the children's cries from the dark
These are the words written under the arch
Scratched in the wall in biro pen
This is how the world will end


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"The Ministry of Defence" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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