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Jump down the shelters to get away
The boys are cockin' up their guns
Tell us general, is it party time?
If it is can we all come

Don't think that we don't know
Don't think that we're not trying
Don't think we move too slow
It's no use after crying
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake

After the laughter as died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They've got the bad guys on the run

Don't try to say you're sorry
Don't say he drew his gun
They've gone and grabbed old ronnie
He's not the only one saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake

Tell us commander, what do you think?
'cos we know that you love all that power
Is it on then, are we on the brink?
We wish you'd all throw in the towel

We'll not fade out too soon
Not in this finest hour
Whistle your favourite tune
We'll send a card and flower
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake
It's a mistake, it's a mistake



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    This song reflected the times we were living in. I'm of that generation. I was 12 when this song came out in 1982. We were living in the cold war era. The vietnam war had ended a little over a decade before. It was viewed as a mistake. Now there was concern of a nuclear mistake by us or the soviets. Everyone was calling for peace. To lay down arms. To avoid a mistake that could end the lives of millions of innocent people and potentially destroy the planet. A war we would all lose. A wrong that could not be righted.

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