Nits, The - J.O.S. Days

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The war monument is still standin - Between two football fields
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With the names of the men killed on the battle fields
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They were center forwards, keepers and backs
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They thought they would win

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It's a family tradition, To play in a football team

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I have nephews, dumb but tall, Who, still foetus, kicked the ball
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I've got flat feet and my knees are weak
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They all thought it was time to start my

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The last war in this country - The fighting lasted four days
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Between the names on this list - I see one name again
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 He had my age and my first name
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He thought he would win like in his

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They had too many boys - Who wanted to be in a team
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So in one day, in one match - You had to prove your ability
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I was knocked out, a real disgrace
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A break with the family tradition of the

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Outtro

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I can live without a finger
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I can live without a toe
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But the head is necessary
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