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    Dispatch

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    There was a decorated general with a heart of gold
    That likened him to all the stories he told
    Of past battles won and lost
    And legends of old
    A seasoned veteran in his own time
    On the battlefield he gained respectful fame
    With many medals of bravery and stripes to his name
    He grew a beard as soon as he could
    To cover the scars on his face
    And always urged his men on

    But on the eve of great battle with the infantry in dream
    The old general tossed in his sleep
    And wrestled with its meaning
    He awoke from the night to tell what he had seen
    And walked slowly out of his tent

    All the men held tall with their chests in the air
    With a courage in their blood
    And a fire in their stare
    It was a grey morning and they all wondered how they would fare
    'Til the old general told them to go home

    He said,
    "I have seen the others
    And I have discovered
    That this fight is not worth fighting
    And I've seen their mothers
    And I will no other
    To follow me where I'm going.
    So take a shower and shine your shoes
    You've got no time to lose
    You are young men, you must be living
    Take a shower and shine your shoes
    You've got no time to lose
    You are young men, you must be living
    Go now, you are forgiven."

    Yeah...

    But the men stood fast with their guns on their shoulders
    Not knowing what to do with the contradicting orders
    The general said he would do his own duty
    But he would extend it no further
    The men could go as they pleased
    But not a man moved
    Their eyes gazed straight ahead
    'Til one by one they stepped back and not a word was said
    The old general was left with his own words
    Echoing in his head
    He then prepared to fight

    He said,
    "I have seen the others
    And I have discovered
    That this fight is not worth fighting
    No, and I've seen their mothers
    And I will no other to follow me where I'm going
    So take a shower and shine your shoes
    You've got no time to lose
    You are young men, you must be living
    Take a shower and shine your shoes
    You've got no time to lose
    You are young men, you must be living
    Go now, you are forgiven."

    Yeah...

    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go

    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go oh

    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go now, you are forgiven
    Go now, you got to be, got to be, got to be, got to be, got to be, yeah
    This song was last modified on June 21st, 2005.
    Thanks to Bill and Laeken for the contribution to this song.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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