Hark the wire service sing
Clear the satellite link
Check the fax machine
Hold the lead story boys
There's some great pictures coming in
Now the pilot's heartbeat slows
Palms dry out
No questions only orders
And the F-1 glides in nose-up
Through the cloudbase and the
Ground crew cheers as he puts down
His landing gear
Hey boy you're a hero take this cigar
Back home in Cleveland
All the papers and local TV stations
Will be calling your ma
And the farmer's wife
Shoos the cat off the chair
She says sit down my dear
Was the milking all right
Our American friends are late home tonight


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Late Home Tonight, Part II song meanings
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    General CommentA pretty good song, but as I posted in LHT pt 1, the album could have been done much better.

    The song is about something having to do with war.

    As a whole, the album is something that you don't need to understand each song perfectly, but when you listen to it straight through, it will start to make sense (perfect sense, perhaps?).
    inpraiseoffollyon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The song is about something having to do with war."

    Gee, you think?

    The song is about how a mom'n'apple pie young kid can be told to just follow orders, follow routine, fly halfway around the world, bomb another country, and the only negative consequence he'll suffer is that he'll be slightly later home than usual. Chilling.
    beer goodon August 11, 2006   Link

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