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​The Sergeant Says

This song is by Spirogyra and appears on the album Bells, Boots And Shambles (1973).

The sergeant says you got to turn down the lights
It's the things you keep concealed that make you safe in the night
Not the stars

The sergeant says that if there's room at the top
He'll be sure to let you through to give the things that you've got
If you fit

We've been living on air, oh yeah
We've been living on air, oh yeah

The sergeant says that if you're nearing the phone
Will you kindly check transmission as the metres have gone
Out of phase

And I suggest that if you're thinking of her
Then the best thing you can do is to forget she exists
And get on

You've been living on air, oh yeah
You've been living on air

And she lives in her block or flat
She's always on her own
I try to get in touch with her
But she's not on the phone

And every path in you you lead
It's never where you are
The stars that glow into the night
Are never very far

And so I play the game of the gone insane
And the never-never-never-can-tells
And I try my best to get on through the test
Of the never-never-never-can-tells

I'm becoming aware, oh yeah
I'm becoming aware, oh yeah

So this may well be the last song I write
'Cause I can't touch the truth when the words don't seem right
Well who cares

I leave you now with a silent salute
To the man dressed in armor who has stolen your youth
And your charm

We've been living on air, oh yeah
We've been living on air

And one day I will find a way
To save her from a plight
It may well take a million years
But she will see the light

Because I've had enough of the hootchie-coo
And the never-never-never-can-tells
Yeah I'm going back to the human zoo
To see if animals are relatives of mine
To see if animals are relatives of mine
To see if animals are relatives, if animals are relatives, if animals are relatives of mine

Written by:

Martin Cockerham.