Kaiser Chiefs - Cannons Lyrics




(Look alive
Pick a side
Draw a line
In the sand
You're just the band)

They treat us like we're extras in an epic
They treat us like we're mud on their boots
They leave us on the stretchers when the credits roll
Retreating safely to institutes

Where dinner party military forces
Toast themselves with the blood of us all
Smashing regimes between curses
Chanting education, education and war

We're gonna need a lot more cannons
We're gonna need a lot more cannons
If you wanna be home by Christmas
If we gotta be home by Christmas

I know there is another way
If you want to see their face again
I know they feel the same way over there

They're making all the difficult decisions
Politicians and children first
Followed by their personal physicians who say:
"You will be happy if you expect the worst"

Armed with paper straws and a bible
Lamps are going out across
department stores
You will be issued with a rifle
on arrival chaps
For education, education and war

We're gonna need a lot more cannons
We're gonna need a lot more cannons
If you wanna be home by Christmas
If we gotta be home by Christmas

I know there is another way
If you want to see their face again
I know they feel the same way over there

I know there is another way
If you want to see their face again
I know they feel the same way over there

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Show us the way to go
Hell or heaven help us
Show us the way to go
Save our souls, show us the way back home
Save our souls, show us the way to go

(Quick time
Get in Line
Get Behind
The man in front
You're the grunts)

(Look alive
Pick a side
Draw a line
In the sand
You're just the band)

We're gonna need a lot more cannons
We're gonna need a lot more cannons
If you wanna be home by Christmas
If we gotta be home by Christmas

I know there is another way
If you want to see their face again
I know they feel the same way over there

I know there is another way
If you want to see their face again
I know they feel the same way over there

Hell or heaven help us





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Kaiser Chiefs Cannons Comments
  1. Josue Gomez

    Wow I remember falling asleep with this album, then I woke up to the last segment of this song, A very unique experience

    Erik Erik

    Lol i used to do the same thing oh 2014...

  2. Krein Raan

    And El Trumpo dont understand. Let's build more Cannons and Rockets and Launch them at Syria.

    Well, to be honest, the whole World is going crazy and doin the same.

  3. Dan W-M

    Damn that anti Blair "education education and war"

  4. VOVPirate

    please, give me this poem in and of music

  5. Batu Will

    Thanks for songs velich7 :))

    Velich7

    You're welcome.

  6. Sophia Lytrides

    This terrifies me...

    Rose C

    +Sophia Lytrides OMG LITERALLY i was listening to this song and started reading the comments and saw yours OMG

    Sophia Lytrides

    +sophia andrews ayyyy rosieeee ma main g homeslice breadslice chum chummy bummy xx

    Rose C

    cajj listening to kaiser chiefs on lunch break yeeeee

    Sophia Lytrides

    +sophia andrews no time for breaks. Only revise.

    Rose C

    i know who you're quoting XD

  7. Jack Herridge

    Saw this live in Plymouth ☺ it was amazing

  8. Matt H

    The occupation of damnation eternal,
    Decreed by commander-in-chief,
    Won by the infantry, led by the Colonel,
    Came at costs that would beggar belief.

    As they marched upon the inferno
    And the infidels dropped to their knees
    Millions of civilians crammed in pavilions
    Came to watch it on big-screen TVs.

    The population of damnation eternal
    Went from millions to thousands to one
    The survivor wrote in his journal
    “Why on earth did it take them so long?”

    “Within weeks we constructed a pipeline,
    Within years we’ll have run the place dry.
    It’ll just about last us our lifetime
    So its hip-hip-hoorays and high-fives”

    On the factory floor there’s a whisper
    “We built cannons before it began.”
    With the engine still pumping its piston
    And the turbine still whirring its fan.

    The assembly line spits out surplus
    In to purpose built lead-lined white vans
    Rockets stockpile as ministry workers
    Fill their pockets with all that they can.

    Secret meetings are held in the senate
    “What to do with this excess supply?
    There’s a plan to abandon the planet
    One V.I.P. at a time.”

    So we get up each day and have breakfast
    Read the news and the weather forecast
    As we sit and we open our letters
    And we pray
    That it won’t be our last.

    Marine Cesari

    @Mathew Hine Thank you so much to write the poem here !!

  9. Storanzo98

    Saw them open for the Foo Fighters in Argentina, they were awesome! Very energetic.

  10. Mediamonsta95

    One of the very best anti war songs.

  11. Sophie Kowal

    amazing !!!!!!!

  12. merijoca rekalic

    TI SI KRALJ!!!!!!E jel ces staviti bonus pesme sa albuma

    Velich7

    Trenutno nemam te dve pesme, čim uspem da ih nabavim postaviću i njih.

    Kosta Rekalic

    @Velich7 e imas fejs

  13. merijoca rekalic

    si iz srbije

    Velich7

    Da. Kraljevo.

  14. merijoca rekalic

    FUCK YEA.....VELICH ARE YOU FROM BALKAN