Everybody's got a number tattooed on their soul
And the time's gonna come, boys, when your number's called
Everybody gets a uniform and a hut to live in
They give you your rank, you tell 'em your next of kin
And there's no escape for the likes of you, my friend

But I'm gonna be out on an island in the middle of the bright blue sea
Out on an island where nobody's gonna bother looking for me

Everybody gets the training, in the wind and the rain
Ten miles cross country, driving you insane
Everybody gets to jump the hoop and march in time
Yeah, you just gotta remember you gotta toe the line
So don't go looking over your shoulder for me


Every number is a hero and every hero's a son
But every son's just a number when the battle's begun
So don't go waiting on the corner for me

Chorus x2

Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x, edited by crisp246

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    General CommentEvidently anti-war and anti-army. Somehow the song reminds me of the movie "The Thin Red Line" which also puts the war against the nature and shows how senseless it is...
    soboton March 29, 2016   Link

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