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Is That What You Fought the War For? Lyrics

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"Is That What You Fought the War For?" is track #11 on the album Now Then. It was written by Burns, Jake/ogilvie, Gordon.
"Is That What You Fought the War For?" is track #11 on the album Now Then. It was written by Burns, Jake/ogilvie, Gordon.

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Yes, I know you did your bit back then
But what was it you won?
Take a good look around you now
Whose side were you on?

And I wonder if you understand at all
And I wonder if you ever ask yourself

When everyone has an equal chance
To live the life they buy
When free health care can save your life
But queue until you die

Then I wonder if you understand at all
And I wonder if you ever ask yourself

Is that what you fought the war for?
Is that why you fought the war?
Is that what you fought the war for?
Is that why you fought the war?

When still the muscles make the man
And men make women pay
When Britain's flag is a badge of hate
And just the fair can play

When still the homeless, jobless cry
When money shouts and lies
And buys off just enough to vote
Pass by the other side

Then I wonder if you understand at all
And I wonder, do you never ask yourself?

Is that what you fought the war for?
Is that why you fought the war?
Is that what you fought the war for?
Is that why you fought the war?

At the going down of the sun
And in the light of day
All you need remember is
We won't be taken like your generation again

Is that what you fought the war for?
Is that why you fought the war?
Is that what you fought the war for?
Is that why you fought the war?

Songwriters
BURNS, JAKE/OGILVIE, GORDON

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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