In The Army Now (Status Quo / Bolland Bolland)

Surprised? This is not a Status Quo's original song! It's a cover! But, for sure, this is one of the rare cases where the cover became a rock classic and the original song isn't even known by the public. It is included in the album with the same name (1986):



Rob and Ferdi Bolland (Bolland Bolland) recorded You're In The Army Now in 1981:



Lyrics*

A paid 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 draft man 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 a hero of the neighborhood
Nobody knows that you 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 dead of night
The sergeant calls : "Stand up and fight!"
You're in the army now
Oh, oh you're in the army, now

You've got your orders to 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

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

*Status Quo slightly modified the lyrics in 2010 changing their meaning. These are the originals.

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