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Brother, Won't You Join In the Line, song lyrics

Song: Brother, Won't You Join In the Line
Lyrics: Ewan MacColl(1)

Music: to the tune of "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime"
Year: c. 1958
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


(CHORUS)
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Want to keep on breathing? Then join us in the line,
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Come and save the world, man, you're only just in time.

Want to hear them songbirds singing,
Want to see the sun as well,
We don't want no fusion bomb
To blow us all to... HALLELUJAH!
We don't want our bodies
Scattered all around.
We'd rather go on living
With both feet upon the ground.
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(CHORUS)

They say they've got a clean bomb,
Where the fall-out doesn't fall,
But to me, the best bomb is the bomb
That isn't there at all,
You ask for decent houses
And they give you bombs instead,
And a six-foot hole to house you in And a medal when you're dead.

(CHORUS)

The government is toiling,
They're working night and day
At planning your destruction
In a scientific way,
They ask for you to trust them
And let them have their head,
And you'll find you have no problems
But you'll also find you're dead.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Ewan MacColl biography from his website.