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Nineteen Sixty Eight

Nineteen Sixty Eight the only
Recorded year, Nobody know why
Enemy action didn't cause any
Member of our forces to die.
For seventy years in our country
We've enjoyed prosperity and peace
And  respect for serving men
Has been on a gradual decrease.

And we're looked on as ruffians
Harried for past actions done
When Safeguarding the Nation
Guarding the peace we've won.
And the sharp suited man
With the legal degree
Makes a good living harrying
Those who kept him free.

One day a Terrorist
The next a Statesman,
Guaranteed amnesty, but
Not for the Serviceman.
And the politicians in power,
Those who send us off to war,
Put us out of mind until
They need us to fight once more.

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