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​The Generals Are Born Again

This song is by Oysterband and appears on the album Wide Blue Yonder (1987).

The generals are born again, born again, born again
The generals are born again, they're going to save the world
Their armament is seeing right, doing right, being right
The amour of righteousness is going to save the world

They're sending in the cavalry, cavalry, cavalry
The bugles and the banner boys are waiting for the word
The captain is a blind man, blind man, blind man
A blind man is reaching for a terrible swift sword

Born again, the generals are born again to save the world
Born again, the generals are born again to save the world

They'll put a stop to history, history, history
Cut through this confusion with the purity of steel
For time is just a can of worms, can of worms, can of worms
They'll blow away corruption when they break that seal

Born again, the generals are born again to save the world
Born again, the generals are born again to save the world

I'll never get to heaven, no matter what I do
I'll never be a blue eyed boy although my eyes are blue
And I will not work and I will not work and I will not work for you
And I will not work and I will not work and I will not work for you

Born again

I'll never get to heaven, no matter what I do
I'll never be a blue eyed boy although my eyes are blue

A star is in the firmament, firmament, firmament
A new star in the firmament, Wormwood is its name
Everyone will see the light, see the light, see the light
And though my eyes are shut I'll have to see it just the same

For peace to last a thousand years, thousand years, thousand years
Prophecy has struck a match and held it to the fuse
They're wheeling up the cameras, cameras, cameras
They're timing Armageddon for the evening news

Born again, the generals are born again to save the world

Born again, the generals are born again to save the world
Born again, the generals are born again to save the world
Born again, the generals are born again to save the world
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Written by:

Prosser Alan; Telfer Ian