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The Proclaimers I Know Lyrics

Last updated: 06/28/2012 11:00:00 AM

You'd lay your life down for this country
Lay it down for fools like me
I know, I know, I know you would

You'd make the ultimate sacrifice
Lose yourself on a throw of the dice
I know, I know, I know you would

Cos the line you come from stretches back
In an unbroken chain other countries lack
Every single corner of the world
Has seen our banners being unfurled
You've won and lost and battled on
Whether the cause was right or wrong

God knows what you do to the enemy
Cos you scare the living hell out of me

He'd lay his life down for his country
He'd like to kill fools like me
I know, I know, I know he would

He'd make the ultimate sacrifice
Blow himself to paradise
I know, I know, I know he would

And the line he comes from stretches back
In an unbroken chain other countries lack
In the farthest corners of the world
Where he's watched our banners being unfurled
He's won and lost and battled on
Whether his cause was right or wrong

He's this generation's enemy
And he scares the living hell out of me

No more war? It's not gonna happen
Not while there's men
willing to fight in them

No more war? It's not gonna happen
Not while there's patriotism,
Not while there's patriotism,

No more war? It's not gonna happen
Not while there's some saying
That this is the last one,

No more war? It's not gonna happen
Not while religious nuts
Are willing to spill their guts

And the line we come from stretches back
In an unbroken chain no country lacks
To the darkest corner of a cave
Where there's a weapon made to stave
Or gouge or choke or cut and kill
In a hundred years we'll be fighting still
I know, I know, I know,
I know we will.





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