Thursday Jam

Afghanistan, Iraq and now possibly North Korea. This songs seems mighty timely again.

From Wikipedia:

It’s a Mistake” is a song recorded by the Australian group Men at Work. The song was written by Men at Work singer/guitarist Colin Hay and the recording was produced by Peter McIan. It was released in June 1983 as the third single from their album Cargo, and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1983. It was performed live on Saturday Night Live on October 22, 1983.

Lyrics:

Jump down the shelters to get away
The boys are cockin’ up their guns
Tell us general, is it party time?
If it is can we all come

Don’t think that we don’t know
Don’t think that we’re not trying
Don’t think we move too slow
It’s no use after crying
Saying

It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake
It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake

After the laughter as died away
And all the boys have had their fun
No surface noise now, not much to say
They’ve got the bad guys on the run

Don’t try to say you’re sorry
Don’t say he drew his gun
They’ve gone and grabbed old Ronnie
He’s not the only one saying

It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake
It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake

Tell us commander, what do you think?
‘Cos we know that you love all that power
Is it on then, are we on the brink?
We wish you’d all throw in the towel

We’ll not fade out too soon
Not in this finest hour
Whistle your favourite tune
We’ll send a card and flower
Saying

It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake
It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake

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