Lyrics: Unmarked


Go and join the army
Said the father to his son
See the world around you boy
And learn to use a gun
Think you’re something special
Well, we’ll make you just the same
There’s nothing wrong in dying
After all, it’s just a game
– It’s just a game

Singing; oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh

Read the morning paper
There’s a picture of a cross
“We were proud in them days”
By the way, I think you lost
Trust me when I tell you boy
That God is on our side
Even Jesus cheers us on
Against the other side
– Against the other side


He who shouts the loudest
Is the one that’s in control
We who never listen
Are the ones who pay the toll
Tell us that it’s time at last
To make a final stand
I’m glad ‘cos all I wanted
Was to kill another man
– Just to kill another man


[credit: Clarke]

Note: ‘Unmarked’ is a typical cold war song, lambasting the hype of contries trying to outbid eachother and claiming the moral highground, as if it is a game and not a potentially deadly reality. The last verse first pictures the common people as victims but then, in a twist of pessimism not uncommon to the era, calls upon the mighty to just push the button and have world war three begin.

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