"Charge" as written by and Neil Hannon....
Ladysmith wants you forthwith to come to her relief
Burn your briefs you leave for France tonight
Carefully cut the straps of the booby-traps
And set the captives free
But don't shoot 'til you see her big blue eyes

Then sound the charge breathe your final breath
And charge into the valley of death
Cannon to the left and cannon to the right
They'll go bang bang bang all night

We'll fight them on the beaches
Yes, we'll fill 'em full of lead
Fighting naked in the open air
We'll fight them in the kitchen, in the bathroom
In the garden shed
Fighting the good fight any-fighting-where

So sound the charge breathe your final breath
And charge into the valley of death
Cannon to the left and cannon to the right
They'll go bang bang bang all night
There'll be a cannon to the left and cannon to the right
They'll go bang bang bang bang bang bang bang all night

Baby baby, I love the way you talk sense to me
Especially when you say 'Neil, you got love'
I hear what you're saying
I have in my hand a piece of paper that says
'Let's make lurve, not this phoney war-thang'
We goin' over the top
But you're so sexy when you're angry, honey-chile

Roamin' around in no man's land
Gettin' caught in your barbed wire
Baby baby, gonna set your village on fire

Charge, I'm gonna hit you where it hurts
Charge, so sound the red alert!
There'll be a cannon to the left and cannon to the right
(The hills are alive with the sound of)
Bang bang bang bang bang, bang bang bang bang bang, bang bang bang bang bang
All night!


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"Charge" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentStuffed with innuendo, this is about sex without love, and how it often resembles war (I think).
    ShineYouDiamondon August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfeatures lyrics from the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Lord Alfred Tennyson

    "Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volley'd & thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of Hell
    Rode the six hundred. "
    JeffKaos71on March 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do & die,
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred. "
    JeffKaos71on March 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who hears "CAMDEN on the left, CAMDEN on the right" as in the "alternative" market in London?
    pumkinhedon September 13, 2008   Link

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