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Just Another Ship


J.W Bowen



Im sick of the General Belgrano,

Im tired of Scargills Mobs,

Howling M.P.s in the Commons.

Howling like football Yobs.

I would like to ask Mr. Dalyell,

Who is making most of the fuss,

While crying for Argentina,

To spare a few tears for us.

We were helpless Prisoners,

In the torpedoed “Lisbon Maru”,

Who were battened down and left to drown,

By the cowardly Japanese crew.

There was no debate in the Commons,

This ship was not worth a mention,

And most of us who got back Home,

Have been refused a pension.

Pensions are ruled by politicians,

Who send us out to war,

They talk about the thin Red Lines,

And our brave lads who attack,

But they offer little for those who fall,

And less for those who got back.

They stand in silence once a year,

And say “We will remember”

But their promises are seldom kept,

Theyre forgotten by December.

This was just another ship,

When all is done and said,

It was far away from Westminster,

And there was only a Thousand Dead.




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