“… might as well have buttons and bows …”

. . . 

~ Army Dreamers ~ 

army dreamers
“mammy’s hero”
“B.F.P.O.”
“mammy’s hero”

our little army boy
is coming home from B.F.P.O.
we’ve a bunch of purple flowers
to decorate a mammy’s hero

mourning in the aerodrome
the weather warmer, he is colder
four men in uniform
to carry home my little soldier

.
( what could he do?
should have been a rock star )
but, he didn’t have the money for a guitar
( what could he do?
should have been a politician )
but, he never had a proper education
( what could he do?
should have been a father )
but, he never even made it to his twenties

what a waste
army dreamers
oh, what a waste of
army dreamers
.

tears o’er a tin box
oh, Jesus Christ, he wasn’t to know
like a chicken with a fox
he couldn’t win the war with ego

give the kid the pick of pips
and give him all your stripes and ribbons
now he’s sitting in his hole
he might as well have buttons and bows

.
( what could he do?
should have been a rock star )
but, he didn’t have the money for a guitar
( what could he do?
should have been a politician )
but, he never had a proper education
( what could he do?
should have been a father )
but, he never even made it to his twenties

what a waste
army dreamers
oh, what a waste of
army dreamers

oh, what a waste of all that
army dreamers
army dreamers
army dreamers
oh
.

did n, did n, did n, dum
( B.F.P.O. )
( army dreamers )
did n, did n, did n, dum
( mammy’s hero )

did n, did n, did n, dum
( B.F.P.O. )
( army dreamers )
did n, did n, did n, dum
( mammy’s hero )

( B.F.P.O. )
( no harm heroes )
( mammy’s hero )
( B.F.P.O. )
( army dreamers )
( mammy’s hero ) 

( B.F.P.O. )
( no harm heroes )
( mammy’s hero )
( B.F.P.O. )
( mammy’s darling )
( mammy’s hero )

.

[ “B.F.P.O.” = British Forces Post Office 
“… if killed whilst serving overseas in the British army 
then, body is actually returned to the UK
through the same channels as
everything else that gets sent back to the UK …
id est : it gets posted through the B.F.P.O. system.” ]

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