Dover To Dunkirk (Jack Hardy)

First played

November 26, 2005

Last played

January 11, 2018

Times played

96

Lyrics/Notes

load them on board
like so many soldiers of fortune
with their knapsacks and their sleeping bags
singing songs and smoking fags
to kill the time
complaining how life's so hard
wondering how to sneak past the guard
with their morphine

(and the old men say)
paris is the place to go
if you have a heart that's broke
no woman is worth fighting for
you're better off with a whore
and i have such a wound
wondering if i should run
or stay and fight for the one
who doesn't care

from dover to dunkirk
with all these faces i'll never see again
from dover to dunkirk
the sea is as quiet as a long lost friend

load them on board
like so many soldiers of freedom
carrying their homes on their backs
the chaplain busy making cracks
to kill the time
wondering if they'll return
or spend their youth as a candle burns
crying for morphine

(and the old men say)
you're fools to go
they proved that at maginot
paris ain't worth fighting for
she's just a tired old whore
and i have such a wound
wondering if i should run
or stay and fight for the one
who doesn't care

from dover to dunkirk
with all these faces i'll never see again
from dover to dunkirk
the sea is as quiet as a long lost friend

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