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In The Army Now
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A vacation in a foreign land
Uncle Sam does the best he can
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

Now you remember what the draftman said
Nothing to do all day but stay in bed
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

You'll be the hero of the neighbourhood
Nobody knows that you've left for good
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

Smiling faces as you wait to land
But once you get there no one gives a damn
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

Hand grenades flying over your head

Missiles flying over your head
If you want to survive, get out of bed
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

Shots ring out in the dad of night
The sergeant calls (stand up and fight)
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

You've got your orders better shoot on sight
Your finger's on the trigger
But it don't seem right
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

Night is falling and you just can't see
Is this illusion or reality
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, in the army now
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now

You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, in the army now
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, in the army now
Oh, oh, you're in the army, you're in the army now

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ferdinand D. Bolland, Robert J. Bolland

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Mariska Delaere

Every time I feel homesick I listen to this song
This song reminds me of a very beautiful time in my life
It reminds me of a time and place which used to be my home for a very long time and I miss that time
my dad served in the army in germany and later I married a soldier, but he died of cancer
we lived in germany for 21 year
I wish I could go back , There’s no other place like home
I miss these times ,I miss it so much
Nothing can ever replace a home
I miss home so very much
but im far away from were I grew up my entire life
I am feeling so lonely here and homesick
Feels like the mission never ended and I'm not where I should be



All comments from YouTube:

bleep77

There are certain 80’s songs that give me an overwhelmingly painful and bittersweet sense of nostalgia. This is definitely one of them.

Senna4ever

same. others would be:

Europe - The final countdown
Queen - Living on my own
Desireless - Voyage, Voyage
Scorpions - Winds of change (even though it's 1991)

patrice Bouyer

Your message is so strong, so true, so beautiful...

Dr Jayaram Ramakrishnan

Me too. I end up teary eyed listening to some of this vintage stuff. Great period, great music

Patrick Loper

@HiMyNameIsVadim I was 19 or 20. So that made it like 88 maybe.

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Cape Fox

I love the way the band put a positive spin on this song within the context of the British Army. However, the older version seems fitting as I watch Kabul fall and remember almost 500 Brits who gave their lives in that war.

Tony Mirarchi

I remember the fall of Saigon. I can't express the sense of loss anyone who has been in the military has for the fallen. And yet where else does anyone make such strong friendships.

Irina Karpova

We must pray for peace!

Internet Periodista

Lest we forget 🇬🇧

Nina Wallace

I listened to this song when I enlisted into the British army and it reminds me of the comradeship that I have. I feel blessed to survive Afghan but not so blessed to suffer with the mental trauma of the war zones I went through. When I miss my comrades I play this song and immediately I feel like I am back in my old army barracks. God bless all who serve for our queen and Country, past and present.

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