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    "Commonwealth Boys" Lyrics

    Pete Townshend

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    Don't ever call me a man
    I'll decide for myself to tell you what I am
    Don't want to be called a boy know more
    Cause boys fill the trenches in imperialist war

    Don't ever call me a queen
    Victorian values just ain't the scene
    Don't want to be held responsible for you
    To blame you for the future and the history too

    We are the Commonwealth boys
    South African village and Jamaican toys
    Born to create but trained to destroy
    And I am a Commonwealth boy

    Don't ask if I'm a respectable force
    I'm a ineffectual, intellectual of course
    You would not up stand a really pretentious fool
    I became aware in the care of a waitresses' school

    Don't even call me a friend of the post
    The fox holes have fallen and the cemeteries closed
    And I've been slaving down on charity farm
    Livin' like a socialist with blood on my arm

    We are the Commonwealth youths
    From Thunder and Turnside were looking for jobs
    Born to create but doomed to destroy
    I am a Commonwealth boy

    Yeah, don't ever call me a man
    I'll decide for myself what I am
    Don't want to be a boy know more
    Cause boys fill the trenches in imperialist war

    Don't ever call me a queen
    Victorian values just ain't my scene
    Don't want to be responsible for you
    We blame you for the future and the history too

    Don't ever call me a man
    I'll decide when my life ends
    I'm a boy, I'm a boy, don't you tell the fairies
    I'm a boy, I'm a boy but my mother would not admit it
    This song was submitted on March 5th, 2014 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP.
    Written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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