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Allan Graham: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Allan Graham

There’s no happy ever afters
No land where dreams come true
No pot of gold; No wishing well
No Peter Pan; No Tinkerbell
No us
No me
No you

Tell her I did my duty as all brave young soldiers can
Tell her I was a hero - a warrior
But most of all a man

Say - Once Upon a Time in some far off foreign land
When the battle raged against us - your soldier took command
And on his own he charged their lines with nothing but a gun
And on his own he killed them all - he killed the bloody hun

Don’t tell her that I wet myself when the sergeant shouted ‘CHARGE!!’
Don’t tell her that I screamed and cried when all around me fell and died
Don’t tell her that he saw me run
Don’t tell her of the colonel’s gun

There’s no happy ever afters
No land where dreams come true
No pot of gold; No wishing well
No Peter Pan; No Tinkerbell
No us
No me
No you