"Kamikaze" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
How could that happen?
How could that happen again?
Where the fuck was I looking
When all his horses came in?
And he built a whole army
Of kamikaze

Ten thousand willing
Pilots flying
Interfacing
Space and beyond
Built an army
To come and find me

Beyond all reason
Beyond all my hopes
The call of duty
Another war zone
Makes me moan

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You can't touch me
Kamikaze

Eight miles high
He walks his path
And I follow mine
One tooth for one eye
He's come to find me

Ten thousand willing
Pilots flying
Interfacing
Space and beyond
Here is his army
Space and here we come

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze
You don't touch me

Space here we come


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"Kamikaze" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General CommentMy god!
    podson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no-one has yet commented on this song!
    podson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, Polly Jean, you are amazing. This song, this album, simply incredible. Arguably the most underrated song on 'Stories from..' (hence no-one yet commenting), the power, passion and that voice would make a very worthy addition to Ms PJ Harvey's 'Best Of' in years to come..

    A point of interest: the word kamikaze actually wasn't used by the Japanese in WWII, shinpu was. Rumour has it the Americans adopted it after wrongly translating the Japanese characters although the literal transaction is the same for both: 'Divine wind'.
    podson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song off the album. I love it.
    troiajon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a POWER song. But then again, pretty much all of PJ's songs are like that. One thing...I always thought the line was "One TOOTH for one eye," because of the whole "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" theory. It just makes a little more sense.
    cityondown78on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKAMIKAZE!! YOU DON'T TOUCH ME!
    feel me loudon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen 911 happened I immediately thought of this song...eerily foreshadowing...especially since she was in NYC while working on this album...
    musicatokcon July 07, 2008   Link

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