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The new “English Civil War”


Political Review

The English Civil War by the Clash was taken up and adapted by British troops in Afghanistan

The new English Civil War

When Johnny came home from Afghanistan

Hoorah! Hoorah!

He said that justice won’t be done

Hoorah! Hoorah!

When Johnny came home from Afghanistan

He said that justice won’t be done

Until we bring home the tanks and guns

For an English civil war.

 

When Johnny came home from Iraq

Hoorah! Hoorah!

He said too many won’t come back

Hoorah! Hoorah!

When Johnny came home from Iraq

He said too many won’t come back

Stand up Jimmy and Joe and Jack

In an English civil war.

 

Chorus:

Johnny!
Oh Johnny!
Whaddya gonna do about it, Johnny?
What about the ones who cannot speak?
You gotta stand up for the poor and weak
The battle scarred, the trauma freak
In an English civil war.

His mates were killed…

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