Army Dreamers Lyrics – Kate Bush

English 106 September 22, 1980
"Army Dreamers" by Kate Bush is a powerful and emotional song that conveys the tragedy of young soldiers whose lives are cut short by war, leaving behind unfulfilled dreams and potential. It reflects on the personal and societal costs of conflict and the impact on the families left behind. The song encourages listeners to contemplate the senselessness of war and the loss of young lives. ...Read More

Army Dreamers Lyrics

[Intro: Kate Bush]
(B.F.P.O)
(Army dreamers)
(Mammy's hero)
(B.F.P.O)
(Mammy's hero)

[Verse 1: Kate Bush]
Our little army boy
Is coming home from B.F.P.O
We've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate a mammy's hero
Mourning in the aerodrome
The weather warmer, he is colder
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier

[Chorus: Kate Bush]
(What could he do? Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do? Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do? Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste, army dreamers
Oh, what a waste of army dreamers

[Verse 2: Kate Bush]
Tears over a tin box
Oh, Jesus Christ, he wasn't to know
Like a chicken with a fox
He couldn't win the war with ego
Give the kid the pick of pips
And give him all your stripes and ribbons
Now he's sitting in his hole
He might as well have buttons and bows

[Chorus: Kate Bush]
(What could he do? Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do? Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do? Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste, army dreamers
Oh, what a waste of army dreamers
Oh, what a waste of all them army dreamers
Army dreamers, army dreamers

[Outro: Kate Bush]
B.F.P.O
Army dreamers
Mammy's hero
B.F.P.O
Army dreamers
Mammy's hero
B.F.P.O
No hard heroes
Mammy's hero
B.F.P.O
Army dreamers
Mammy's hero
B.F.P.O
No hard heroes

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Last Update: November 7, 2023

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Who is the singer of "Army Dreamers" song?

"Army Dreamers" song is sung by Kate Bush.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Army Dreamers" song?

"Army Dreamers" song lyrics written by Kate Bush.

Who is the music producer of "Army Dreamers" song?

"Army Dreamers" song music composed & produced by Jon Kelly & Kate Bush.

When was "Army Dreamers" song released?

"Army Dreamers" song was released on September 22, 1980.