Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While Im putting the world to right

Called careers information
Have you got yourself an occupation?

Olivers army is here to stay
Olivers army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today

There was a checkpoint charlie
He didn't crack a smile
But it's no laughing party
When youve been on the murder mile

Only takes one itchy trigger
One more widow, one less white nigger

(chorus)

Hong kong is up for grabs
London is full of arabs
We could be in palestine
Overrun by a chinese line
With the boys from the mersey and the thames and the tyne

But there's no danger
Its a professional career
Though it could be arranged
With just a word in mr. churchills ear

If you're out of luck or out of work
We could send you to johannesburg

(chorus)
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Oliver's Army Lyrics

Elvis Costello – Oliver's Army Lyrics

Songwriters: COSTELLO, ELVIS
Oliver's Army lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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