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Walking into Battle with the Lord

Der er helt enkelt ikke mange på denne jord der er i stand til at kombinere en pop-melodi med en snerrende bidsk tekst og få det hele til at indgå i en sødladen og dog eftertænksom helhed som Chumbawamba.

Og når der nu ikke er nogen ende i sigte på diverse konflikter baseret på religion, pseudo-religion og krypto-religion, hvad da bedre end at udbrede kendskabet til en af bandets lidt nyere frembringelser den fremragende og kuldegysende Walking into Battle with the Lord.

Teksten kan læses herunder – sangen kan downloades fra bandets hjemmeside – men hold kortene lidt tæt ind til kroppen, ellers stjæler Dansk Folkeparti den bare og bruger den på deres næste landsmøde.

A new crusade to the Holy Land
Walking into battle with the Lord
An army of men under my command
Walking into battle with the Lord
Fight the good fight here at home
Walking into battle with the Lord
Send those men to kingdom come
Walking into battle with the Lord

Take my aim with a higher will
Trust my Lord to hold me still
Say ‘amen’ and shoot to kill
Walking into battle with the Lord
Walking into battle with the Lord

With open arms on Judgement Day
Walking into battle with the Lord
Teach the children how to pray
Walking into battle with the Lord
Faithful, blind, we all believe
Walking into battle with the Lord
I was taught by Adam but I blame it on Eve
Walking into battle with the Lord

All my words in kindness came
Your souls in mercy to reclaim
Cleanse this world of sin and shame
Walking into battle with the Lord
Walking into battle with the Lord

Holy Father, Mother Tongue
Walking into battle with the Lord
Manna from heaven, right from wrong
Walking into battle with the Lord
Take my place on the witness stand
Walking into battle with the Lord
Trigger fingers, praying hands
Walking into battle with the Lord

When two men meet on the field of war
They both ask ‘what are we fighting for?’
And haven’t we heard this all before?
Walking into battle with the Lord
Walking into battle with the Lord
Walking into battle with the Lord
Walking into battle with the Lord

Når det så er sagt, så er der en anden ting Chumba har udviklet til noget nær perfektion: provokationen.

Omkring den kommende udgivelse In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher kan vi læse:

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Already recorded, pressed and ready to go, this EP will be mailed out to everyone who orders it in advance – mailed out on the day the Milk Snatcher waves a less-than-fond farewell.

[…]

It may happen next month, it may happen in five years, but by ordering now you can rest easy in the knowledge that you’ve put a down-payment on a small and perfectly-formed segment of the celebrations.

EPen kan forudbestilles her.

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