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Somme-body once told me the world is gonna war me
I got a metal spike on my head
I was looking at Verdun just a soldier on the run
Crazy how all those guys are even more dead.

Battle of Verdun troops

Well, the shells start coming and they don't stop coming
Head to the ground and they hit the ground running
Didn't make sense to charge our trench
Machine gun bullets are attracted to French.

So much to shoot, too smoky to see
So what's wrong with a bayonet to stab me?
You'll never know if you don't go
If that shell's gonna dud or blow

[Chorus]

Hey, now, that's the call now, get your mask on, it's gas
Hey, now, you're a Prussian, don't go blind now, go fast
It's just chlorine and bleach
Only once more into the breach

It's a wet place and they say it gets muddy
You're healthy now but wait 'til it gets funny
But your feet and your skin are cyanotic
Judging by the sole that's neigh-on necrotic

More people die from disease
Relaxing in a trench, how ‘bout ease
My lung's on fire. How about yours?
My hygiene's really lacking and my health is poor.

[Chorus 2x]

Hey, now, that's the call now, get your mask on, it's gas
Hey, now, you're a Prussian, don't go blind now, go fast
It's just chlorine and bleach
Only once more into the breach

Hey, now, that's the call now, get your mask on, it's gas
Hey, now, you're a Prussian, don't go blind now, go fast
It's just chlorine and bleach
Only once more into the breach

Somebody once asked could I shoot a can of gas
We need to get go and get in charge of that trench
I said yep, sounds like fun
Maybe this time we'll take Verdun
And we could all kill a lot of Ffffreeeeench

Well, the shells start coming and they don't stop coming
Knife on the gun and we hit the ground running
Didn't make sense to charge their trench
Machine gun bullets coming from the French

So much to shoot, too smoky to see
So what's wrong with a bayonet to stab me?
You'll never know if you don't go
If that shell's gonna dud or blow

Hey, now, that's the call now, get your mask on, it's gas
Hey, now, you're a Prussian, don't go blind now, go fast
It's just chlorine and bleach
Comrade, only once more into the breach

[Chorus]

It's just chlorine and bleach
Only once more into the breach


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