"Shouldn't Have Done That" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Plans made in nursery
Can change the course of history
Remember that!

Mummy's annoyed says go and play
Don't show your face
Stay away all day
Shouldn't have done that!

A small boy and his infantry
Marching around so naturally
Shouldn't have done that!

Grows up and goes to school
Such a nice boy obeys all the rules
Mummy's proud of that

Leaves school to follow his ambition
Knows what he wants
To be a politician
Shouldn't have done that!

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"Shouldn't Have Done That" as written by Martin Gore

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    My OpinionIt's similar to other songs alluding to World War II in Europe, as people feared nationalism. Historically, Britain was fiercely brainwashing their youth, then the youth began rebelling (rock and roll). I believe this song is calling out the mistake of letting the government raise your children instead of raising your children yourself.
    thomas1122on March 18, 2017   Link

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