Who Sang Peace in Our Time? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Goodbye Cruel World cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984-6-18
length: 4:08
drums (drum set): Pete Thomas
bass guitar: Bruce Thomas
guitar family: Elvis Costello
keyboard: Steve Nieve
lead vocals: Elvis Costello
Some other versions of "Peace in Our Time"

Lyrics
Out of the aeroplane stepped Chamberlain with a condemned man's stare
But we all cheered wildly, a photograph was taken,
as he waved a piece of paper in the air
Now the Disco Machine lives in Munich and we are all friends
And I slip on my Italian dancing shoes as the evening descends

And the bells take their toll once again in victory chime
And we can thank God that we've finally got
peace in our time

There's a man going round taking names no
matter who you claim to be
As innocent as babies, a mad dog with rabies,
you're still a part of some conspiracy
Meanwhile there's a light over the ocean
burning brighter than the sun
And a man sits alone in a bar and says "Oh God,
what have we done?"

And the bells take their toll once again in victory chime
And we can thank God that we've finally got
peace in our time

They're lighting a bonfire upon every hilltop in the land
Just another tiny island invaded when he's got
the whole world in his hands
And the Heavyweight Champion fights in the
International Propaganda Star Wars
There's already one s___eman in the White
House what do you want another one for?

And the bells take their toll once again in victory chime
And we can thank God that we've finally got
peace in our time

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Only Flame in Town
  • 2 Home Truth
  • 3 Room With No Number
  • 4 Inch by Inch
  • 5 Worthless Thing
  • 6 Love Field
  • 7 I Wanna Be Loved
  • 8 The Comedians
  • 9 Joe Porterhouse
  • 10 Sour Milk‐Cow Blues
  • 11 The Great Unknown
  • 12 The Deportees Club
  • 13 Peace in Our Time

  • Release information
    label: F-Beat
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 0035627031717
    script: Latin