One More Parade (Phil Ochs) Hup, two, three, four, marching down the street. Rolling of the drums and the tramping of the feet. The general salutes while the mothers wave and weep. Here comes the big parade, don't be afraid, Price is paid, one more parade. cho: So young, so strong, so ready for the war, So willing to go and die on a foreign shore. All march together, everybody looks the same So there is no one you can blame, don't be ashamed Light the flame, one more parade. Listen for the sound and listen for the noise Listen for the thunder of the marching boys A few years ago their guns were only toys Here comes the big parade, don't be afraid The price is paid, one more parade. Medals on their coats and guns in their hands All trained to kill as they're trained to stand Ten thousand ears need only one command Here comes the big parade, don't be afraid The price is paid, one more parade. Cold, hard stares on faces so proud Kisses from the girls and cheers from the crowd And the widows from the last war crying through their shroud Here comes the big parade, don't be afraid The price is paid, don't be ashamed, war's a game The world in flames- so start the parade. ------------ Copyright 1964 Warner Bros., Inc. Rec. on "All the News that's Fit to Sing" Elektra EKS-7259 GF Apr98
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