"Bombs Away" as written by and Stewart Armstrong Copeland....
The general scratches his belly and thinks
His pay is good but his officers stink
Guerrilla girl, hard and sweet
A military man would love to meet

The President looks in the mirror and speaks
His shirts are clean but his country reeks
Unpaid bills
In Afghanistan hills

Bombs away
But we're okay
Bombs away
In old Bombay

The general only wants to teach France to dance
His army life doesn't give him any romance
Guerrilla girl, hard and sweet
A military man would love to meet

The general scratches his belly and thinks
His pay is good but his company stinks
Guerrilla girl, hard and sweet
A military man would love to meet

Bombs away
But we're okay
Bombs away
In old Bombay

Bombs away
But we're okay
Bombs away
In old Bombay

Bombs away
But we're okay
Bombs away
In old Bombay

Bombs away
But we're okay
Bombs away
In old Bombay


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"Bombs Away" as written by Stewart Armstrong Copeland

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    General CommentHell hath no fury like ... hmmm ... a little nothing ... who can't get rid of bombs.
    No one likes a smart butt ...
    Actually some do ...
    Oh, stop ...
    sillybunnyon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentparaphrased poetry

    You should try to send something to “Love Illustrated.”
    The flesh is tired. The mind grow dim, becomes tired.
    The livid electric spark illuminates human wonder
    The living sighed—the moon kissed the sepulcher
    And aroused a frenzy
    Until thought descended to Hell
    I was climbing up with a thoughtful friend
    Who from her first years
    Had sacrificed herself to love
    Most bitter funereal shudder
    Before the lunar insensible blaze
    And still
    I call you—call you
    sillybunnyon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd finally, don't forget Copeland's pretty anti-war send-up 'Bombs Away', which might just be the best song he's ever penned. Or maybe not.
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song highlights how selfish governments can be.

    Also the chorus is very catchy ,one of the best songs off ZM.
    thrashgrunge4lifeon December 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAll about bombing the snot out of other peoples countries and propping up useless leaders in other.
    Ho hum sounds like nothing has changed!

    damn good song though.
    Kiwimartinon August 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentA belly scratcher thinks he’s paid well but his officers are either lousy or in need of showers. He eyes a guerilla girl he wouldn’t mind meeting. A President talks to himself in the mirror, admires his clean shirt and doesn’t think of his icky country—and has unpaid bills in Afghanistan. Now a general who wants to teach France to dance, seeks romance and has stinking company wants Ms Hard and Sweet—the guerilla gal.

    Bombs away but we’re ok. Never been to Bombay. Guess they were. Bombs away but we’re ok. Bombs away but we’re ok. Bombs away but we’re ok.

    Whatever happened to Bombs Away? Was it simply a useless play on words with reference to this song?
    Thought you were wishing the bombs away…
    I must not be much of a wisher. Who wakes up and says well honey, I’m off to blow myself and hundreds of strangers up in a plane today? Come on! This is fairy tale crappola!
    Is it?
    Yes!
    Suggestions?
    Change the script? Oh—that never works. Okay—forget it. I guess I will just resign myself to the asinine chaos that ensues when some deity will not conduct his Religion 101 class with a bit more integrity!
    You mean me! I beg your pardon.
    Oh, shove it. I don’t talk to jerks … This is all so perfectly stupid …
    sillybunnyon August 10, 2006   Link

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