Goodbye To The Country

Album: Open Here (2018)
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  • We'll say goodbye to the old place
    Don't look at the faces left
    I'm sure it'll be good fun
    Making money at your kids' expense
    To a place where everything's easy
    Feeding my baby with stamps

    And if they ask, why did you come?
    (Don't you know) there's a real war on?
    (Did the papers not) tell you about it?

    Don't you worry, I will be fine
    (With a knife at my neck and my very last dime)
    I got a job in an office block
    (With a swish canteen and an Oxbridge tie)
    And if I get sick my sister will treat me
    (I hear it's all free and so a- f- f- easy)

    And if they ask, why did you come?
    (Don't you know) there's a real war on?
    (Did the papers not) tell you about it?
    (Don't you know) there's a real war on?
    (Did the papers not) tell you?

    And if they ask, why did you come?
    And if they say I should go home
    Send me back where I belong
    Take a walk with me, I'll show you some

    (So you know)
    (So you know) Writer/s: David Brewis, Peter Brewis
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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