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Johnny's playroom
Is a bunker filled with sand
He's become a third world man
Smoky sunday
He's been mobilized since dawn
Now he's crouching on the lawn
He's a third world man

Soon you'll throw down your disguise
We'll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guy

I saw the fireworks
I believed that I was dreaming
Till the neighbors came out screaming
He's a third world man

Soon you'll throw down your disguise
We'll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guys

When he's crying out
I just sing that ghana rondo
E l'era del terzo mondo
He's a third world man



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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 4:13 am
    The lyrics have a mistake. The one line in italian should be
    "e l'uomo del terzo mondo"
    that literally means "third world man"
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    A us solider stationed in some hell hole like somalia, afghanistan. Etc becomes disillusioned with his role as "world policeman". Smokey sunday: even on the christian sabbath, there is no rest from the action that also impacts the locals in collateral damage. (think black hawk down or hurt locker. )

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