Elvis Costello & the Attractions Shipbuilding Lyrics

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Elvis Costello & the Attractions Song
Shipbuilding
Lyrics to Shipbuilding
Is it worth it?A new winter coat and shoes for the wifeAnd a bicycle on the boy’s birthday
It’s just a rumor that was spread around townBy the women and children
Soon we’ll be shipbuilding…
Well I ask you
The boy said “Dad they’re going to take me to task, but I’ll be back by Christmas”
It’s just a rumor that was spread around town
Somebody said that someone got filled in
For saying that people get killed in
The result of this shipbuilding
With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls
It’s just a rumor that was spread around town
A telegram or a picture postcard
Within weeks they’ll be re-opening the shipyards
And notifying the next of kin
Once again
It’s all we’re skilled in
We will be shipbuilding…
With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls.
Shipbuilding Lyrics

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