"Ballad of J.J. Decay" as written by and Clive Blake Nicholas Culmer....
Well gather around you boys now and listen to the man
He says we've fought evaded but united we will stand
We'll sacrifice the older ones living in the past
We'll burn up their religions and we'll all be free at last
We'll put a hat upon his head and then we'll call him God

And then we'll share our health in him like peas do in a pod
This is the story of a man with his future in his head
But no-one ever listens to him when he's dead
We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder
We're all getting older

We'll follow him throughout the land obeying his command
We'll dance a sort of hatred that we think we understand
The children came a-running from their houses of decay
And laid the trust upon a fool who found a better way
He preach the words of wisdom with his hands and with his mouth

Then everyone believed him and then he believed himself
This is the story of a man with his future in his head
But no-one ever listens to him when he's dead
We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder

We're all getting older
Decay

(Spoken voice in background of Neville Chamberlain)
"This morning I had another talk with the German
Chancellor Herr Hitler.
Here is the paper which bears his name upon it
as well as mine. We regard the agreement signed
last night as symbolic of the desire of our two
peoples never to go to war with one another again." )

We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder
We're all getting older
Decay
The year had come and gone and everyone began to see

Why did we follow such a fool in such a mindless way?
Let's turn our hatred to this man - we know he's just a fraud
We crucify him with the rest and find another God
How many times have you heard someone's coming here to say
That from your hell on earth that you will love until your grave

This is the story of a man with nothing in his head
And no-one's going to listen to you when you're dead
We're all getting older
The light is on and bolder

We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older
We're all getting older


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"Ballad of J.J. Decay" as written by Nicholas John Culmer Clive Blake

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    General CommentThis song is definitly about the way politicians lead us into war and the vast majority accept it and follow like sheep. Animal (vocals) has said that this song was written after a friend of thiers, JJ, was sent to fight in the Falklands War in the early '80's and came home in a body bag.
    Screeon April 08, 2004   Link

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