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The Man Behind the Armor Plated Desk Early in the morning When the engines start to roar You can see the old goat standing Beside his office door He'll be sweating out the takeoff As he's often done before The man behind the armor plated desk. You can see him at the briefing Speaking up from the rear, "The runway's socked in solid But the target may be clear. You've been here for twenty months, boys But you have another year" Says the man behind the armor-plated desk. Four times he's led us up there And he always led us back For he circled o'er the l.P. As we went in to attack He said. "I'm hard yet fair, boys, But allergic to ack ack.'' The man behind the armor plated desk. And when the target's sighted Who inspires our attack? Who says, "Hundreds may go in, lads But a few ain't coming back." Who says, "We'll disregard the minimum When you suppress the flak." The man behind the armor plated desk. And when the mission's over And debriefing they should be You can search the whole field over But not a pilot you will see For they'll all be at the "O" club With a mixed drink in their hand Singing, "The man behind the armor plated desk" tune: Strip Polka (verse only) RG
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