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North West Frontier

Robb Johnson
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Danny came from West Ham
And he'd been a dad 8 months.
Joey came from Birmingham
-and he was just 18
Billy came from Bromyard
and his Captain told the press
He was a "a key part of a closely-knit platoon"
And the Corporal came from Kings Lynn
Well he was "the perfect soldier"
The Rifleman from Yorkshire "saw the lighter side of life"
The private from the Welsh Guards
had " a tremendous sense of humour"
And the Rifleman from Maidenhead,
was "1st in everything"

And we're here
because we're here
because we're here.

And We're here
because we're here
Because we're here..
..On the North West Frontier.

Don't ask who armed the Taliban
don't ask the reason why
Don't ask about the oil pipeline,
And we'll tell you no lies
Don't ask about the mess we left
Along the Basra road
Or the military cemeteries
Of 100 years ago

Don't ask about the 50 bodies
buried in one grave
The papers show no photographs,
the papers print no names
They couldn't sort the limbs out,
so they buried them as one
You wonder why they hate you,
well here's 50 reasons more..

And We're here
because we're here
Because we're here.

And we're here
because we're here
Because we're here..
..on the North West Frontier…
On the North West Frontier.

 
And we'll all be home by Christmas
In a land that's fit for heroes
We'll all have beer and medals,
We'll all get jobs for life
Next time you see your colonel,
You can sell him a Big Issue
And he'll take you home for Christmas
And he'll let you shag his wife
And Tommy came from West Ham,
or maybe it was Glasgow
Or maybe it was Birmingham,
but he was just 18
And Tommy came from Bromyard,
or maybe some where else
But it's somewhere else he'll never see again...

And We're here
because we're here
Because we're here.

And we're here
because we're here,
because we're here..
..on the North West Frontier…
On the North West Frontier.

Tommy come from West Ham...
Jimmy come from Birmingham...
What business did they have being here?
What business did they have dying here?
What business do we have being here
On the North West Frontier?

On the North West Frontier.


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