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Colonel Bagshot – Six-Day War lyrics

At the starting of the week
At summit talks, you'll hear them speak
It's only Monday
Negotiations breaking down
See those leaders start to frown
It's sword and gun day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You could be sitting taking lunch
The news will hit you like a punch
It's only Tuesday
You never thought we'd go to war
After all the things we saw
It's April Fools' day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

We'll all go running underground
And we'll be listening for the sound
It's only Wednesday
In your shelter, dimly lit,
Take some wool and learn to knit
'Cause it's a long day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You hear a whistling overhead
Are you alive or are you dead?
It's only Thursday
You feel the shaking of the ground
A billion candles burn around
Is it your birthday?

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

Although that shelter is your home
A living space you have outgrown
It's only Friday
As you come out to the light,
Can your eyes behold the sight?
It must be Doomsday...

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

Ain't it funny how men think
They made the bomb, they are extinct
It's only Saturday

I think tomorrow's come, I think it's too late
I think tomorrow's come, I think it's too late

Think tomorrow's come... I think it's too late

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  • Ajax
    Obviously an anti-war dirge written back during the final days of the Vietnam conflict. But history repeats itself. It refers to the Six-Day War which Israel fought and won back in 1968. Anyone remotely familiar with the book of Revelation in the Bible could see how this song has a kind of end-times prophetic overtone to it. So, to me, it speaks of both the horrors of war and the mistakes of the past while the refrain "tomorrow never comes until it's too late" is a call to prepare for the future.
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