Who Sang Army Dreamers? Kate Bush

Kate Bush Never for Ever cover art

Some other versions of "Army Dreamers"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester
release date: 1980-9-8
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Experimental/Vocal/Neofolk
length: 2:59
producer: Jon Kelly and Kate Bush
bodhrán: Stuart Elliott
acoustic guitar: Brian Bath
mandolin: Paddy Bush
performer: Kate Bush
synthesizer: Duncan Mackay
bass guitar: Alan Murphy
background vocals: Paddy Bush, Brian Bath and Alan Murphy
(B.F.P.O.)
(Army dreamers)
(Mammy's hero)
(B.F.P.O.)
(Mammy's hero)

Our little army boy
Is coming home from B.F.P.O.
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate to mammy's hero

Mourning in the aerodrome
The weather warmer, he is colder
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier

(What could he do)
(Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do)
(Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do)
(Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste
Army dreamers
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers

Tears o'er a tin box
Oh, Jesus Christ, he wasn't to know
Like a chicken with a fox
He couldn't win the war with ego

Give the kid the pick of pips
And give him all your stripes and ribbons
Now he's sitting in his hole
He might as well have buttons and bows

(What could he do)
(Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do)
(Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do)
(Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste
Army dreamers
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers
Ooh, what a waste of all that
Army dreamers
Army dreamers
Army dreamers, oh



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Babooshka
  • 2 Delius (Song of Summer)
  • 3 Blow Away (For Bill)
  • 4 All We Ever Look For
  • 5 Egypt
  • 6 The Wedding List
  • 7 Violin
  • 8 The Infant Kiss
  • 9 Night Scented Stock
  • 10 Army Dreamers
  • 11 Breathing

  • Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin