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Dec
19

Levellers – The Recruiting Sergeant

By the Levellers, from their album Static On The Airwaves. Heard it on the radio and will definitely check them out soon!
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  1. tom duncan says:

    still in the pay of theives.

  2. Welsh Andy says:

    Over the mountains
    And over the sea
    By Hercules transporter
    To fight the Afghani
    With a rifle in my hand
    To set the country free
    But it’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to me

    So I’ve fixed-up the alarm
    And broken half way in
    When the security guard appears
    And busts me on the chin
    He kicks me ’round and says
    “Do you know the shit you’re in?”
    I said “I was on me arse mate”
    Meant no offence to him

    I was over the mountains
    And over the sea
    By Hercules transporter
    To fight the Afghani
    With a rifle in my hand
    To set the country free
    But it’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to me

    I know I let you down babe
    Trying to make ends meet
    When I met this recruiting seargeant
    By the courthouse on the street
    He said “You’re a disgrace boy
    and that’s a fucking crime”
    Then somebody got the drinks in
    And I signed on the dotted line

    And I was over the mountains
    And over the sea
    By Hercules transporter
    To fight the Afghani
    With a rifle in my hand
    To set the country free
    But it’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to me

    Now I’m sucking dust in Helmand
    Dug in to Lashkar Gar
    Where the local weed and opium
    Beats any British bar
    I know as we lay there dreaming
    I’m still in the pay of theives
    And I’m rushing back to be with you
    Upon this desert breeze

    It’s blowing over the mountains
    And over the sea
    By Hercules transporter
    To fight the Afghani
    With a rifle in my hand
    To set the country free
    But it’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to me

    Don’t follow me to die boys
    In bloody Kandahar
    With the eerie glow of tracers
    Lighting every wretched scar
    Who will say a prayer for me
    And cry each year this day?
    If you see a recruiting seargeant boys
    Run, run away

    Run over the mountains
    And over the sea
    By Hercules transporter
    To fight the Afghani
    With a rifle in my hand
    To set the country free
    But it’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to me

    And it’s over the mountains
    And over the sea
    By Hercules transporter
    To fight the Afghani
    With a rifle in my hand
    To set the country free
    But it’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to me

    It’s your picture in my pocket
    That means everything to meο»Ώ

  3. Tina B says:

    Off to see them live tomorrow night 19-07-2013

  4. Zack Fair says:

    Where can I get the full lyrics?

  5. Andreas Leveller says:

    Great !!!! once again !!!!!

  6. FlappyPaddleBingoWings says:

    I said, I was on my arse mate, meant no offence to him…

  7. TheMrManannan says:

    Over the mountain, over the sea..xx

  8. MissNicciWinter says:

    Love this song! there old stuff is AMAZING but there new stuff is just as
    incredible, they need more recognition! amazing!

  9. Paulus Fransen says:

    One of the best songs I know

  10. Rob Sidebottom says:

    One for all serving personnel on Remembrance Day. The Levellers : Static on
    the Airwaves – The Recruiting Sergeant. ” Its over the mountains and over
    the sea, in a Hercules Transporter to fight the Afghani. With a rifle in my
    hand to set the country free. It’s your picture in my pocket that means
    everything to me

  11. 40bowyr says:

    One of the best songs they’ve done, and that’s saying something.

  12. pattrixjuggling says:

    no one touches the levs!

  13. Mark B says:

    this has got to be one of those rare songs that they know will never be
    allowed to be left of the live set. AWESOME

  14. Dan Manning says:

    it was the first song on the album that I knew all the words to. πŸ™‚ Great
    track!

  15. alex haigh says:

    love this album and this is ma favourite song off it πŸ™‚

  16. Mark Morley says:

    Excellent tune and poignant also. Thanks guys (again)

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