He'd Send In the Army Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andrew Gill, Jonathan King
album: Track 10 in album Solid Gold
release date: 1981-3
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: No Wave/Art Rock/Experimental
length: 4:27

Cover Art

Gang Of Four Solid Gold cover art
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The family's head gives orders
In the end, what he says goes
This system's well constructed
She owes him all she gets

The army has it's uses
In times of civil crisis
'Allo boys! Seen any action?
Hey boys, seen any.. action?

Bond together with your mate
Against the common enemy
The Private's not born that way

The Private's not born that way
Guns take up all his time
With no job he'd be in a mess
Wanted action, gets some in

She pays him back in the bedroom
One step down from her leader
Obeys, or is punished
Like he obeys his bosses


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Paralysed
  • 2 What We All Want
  • 3 If I Could Keep It for Myself
  • 4 Outside the Trains Don’t Run on Time
  • 5 Why Theory?
  • 6 Cheeseburger
  • 7 The Republic
  • 8 In the Ditch
  • 9 A Hole in the Wallet
  • 10 He’d Send In the Army