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The Levellers lyrics

Album: Levelling the Land [1992]

Tracks11
 01 One Way
 02 The Game
 03 The Boatman
 04 Liberty Song
 05 Far From Home
 06 Sell Out
 07  Another Man's Cause
 08 The Road
 09 The Riverflow
 10 Battle of the Beanfield
 11  Fifteen Years
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Another Man's Cause
Gunshots shattering the peace of night,
Just another firefight for the people
Of this little town
But for the dying soldier,
Well, he's feeling ten years older
As he's lying, face down on the ground.

All the words that are in his head
And all the words his mother said
As she put him to bed back home

"Your daddy, when he died in the Falklands,
Fighting for another man's cause,
And your brother he was killed in the last war
Well, your mother now she's lying home alone."

Every day she sees your face
On the picture on the fireplace
With your brother, as he was leaving school.
Then the day came, five years ago
You said, "Mother, I need to know"
And you spoke the words your brother spoke before.

"I've seen the things my Daddy's done
And I've seen the medals that he's won,
And I know this is what he would have wanted,
For me."

But your daddy, when he died in the Falklands,
Fighting for another man's cause,
And your brother he was killed in the last war
And your mother, well, she's lying home alone.

And now she wonders at it all,
Just in whose name did these brave young heroes fall,
And how many more are gonna answer that call,
They're gonna fight, and die, in another pointless war,
They're gonna die for a religion they don't believe in at all,
They're gonna die in a place where they should never have been at all,
Oh, never been at all,

Cause, your daddy, when he died in the Falklands,
Fighting for another man's cause,
And your brother he was killed in the last war
And your mother, well, she's lying home alone.

And your daddy, when he died in the Falklands,
Fighting for another man's cause,
And your brother he was killed in the last war
And your mother, well, she's lying home alone.back to top
Fifteen Years
"I never was a violent man,"
Said the man in the bar
With his head in his hands.
He's trying his best to understand,
The cause of his dismay.

But the years of gin,
Have broken him,
They've left him cold
Where he's fitted in
But it's too late now
To turn around, and find another way.

All the laughs in the late-night lock in,
Have faded away when he gets in,
The girl from fifteen years ago
has packed and gone away.

It's never how it used to be,
What happened to all that energy?
You took one too many liberties,
And I'm tired of being afraid.

So after the fight,
She took flight,
Hiding swollen eyes and a wounded pride,
The best years of her life denied,
Sold for liquid shares.

And the laughs in the late-night lock in,
Have faded away when he gets in,
The girl from fifteen years ago
has packed and gone away.

And the victims of their world,
Are advertised on posters,
Just a beach and a pretty face,
And you just take this potion!

Well, it's another week till his cheque comes through,
He's got a fiver left now to spend on food
But the doors to the bar are open,
And he breaks another rule.
He sits on a stool that bears his name,
He's got a favourite glass, well, It's called the same
And he's never been kept waiting
Cause he pays the landlord's wage

And the laughs in the late-night lock in,
Have faded away when he gets in,
The girl from fifteen years ago
has packed and gone away.
The laughs in the late-night lock in,
Have faded away when he gets in,
The girl from fifteen years ago
has packed and gone away.back to top
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