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I'm the sorta gadgie that you send to fight your war, sir
Lost and forgotten with nowhere to run
Fill my head with fighting talk and threaten my freedom
Til I'm pure ragin' and I'll fight anyone

We're the first to fight and die when you wage your war, sir
Plucked from the cities, from pubs and the schemes
Trained to hate whoever you tell me I should hate sir
I'll kill for this country and die for my Queen

And serve on foreign soil like my grandad before
With the Thompson guns with a rat-a-tat-a-tat
I'll shoot your enemies, I'll not question at all
In the name of liberty
Happiness is a big gun
Oh I'll shoot anyone
Just give the order go on
Bang Bang! I'll blow them all away

I've just got to have a go, I've never dodged a fight, sir
And everyone's sayin' there's wide-os on the rise
You command and I follow and that's the way it goes, sir
I won't shoot till I see the whites of their eyes
I'll take the Queen's shilling if you'll find me an enemy
These colours don't run, this is what you take me for
Dress me up in a soldier's coat and I will kill you everything
Give me a cause and I'll win you a war

And serve on foreign soil like my grandad before
With the Thompson guns with a rat-a-tat-a-tat
I'll shoot your enemies, I'll not question at all
In the name of liberty
Happiness is a big gun
Oh I'll shoot anyone
Just give the order go on
Ka-pow! I'll blow them all away

You should fight your own battles, it was you that brought the war...

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from #2 Wide​-​oes on the Rise E​.​P., released December 14, 2019
Written and arranged by Drysdale/Rudebeard

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Rudebeard Scotland, UK

Formed at the end of 2018, Rudebeard specialise in energetic, sweaty, sweary, usually loud & occasionally thoughtful ska- punk, fast ska, slow ska, ska that’s not really ska and one attempted Scottish fitba anthem cos why no?

Two years, five EPs & one pandemic later we have accrued a back catalogue larger than you should reasonably expect & we herein present it to you for your aural delectation.
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