"Living through Another Cuba" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1980 album Black Sea.

A live medley of "Living through Another Cuba" and "Generals and Majors" appeared as the B-side to the "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" 7" single.

A live version appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert, later on the 1998 Transistor Blast box set.

A dub version appeared on Go Home Productions: GHP Complete CD11 ‘Unofficial Remixes 2’.


Andy (on live version): “We must have been relaxing a bit tonight as the mischevious melody from ‘Bushman President’ crops up as the intro of ‘Living Through Another Cuba’. By this point the set was in permanent top gear and heading direct for the heart of the known exploding noisy verse.”


Living through another Cuba

it's 1961 again and we are piggy in the middle

while war is polishing his drum and peace plays second fiddle

Russia and America are at each other's throats

but don't you cry

just on your knees and pray, and while you're

down there, kiss your arse goodbye

We're the bulldog on the fence

while others play their tennis overhead

it's hardly love all and somebody might

wind up red or dead

pour some oil on the water quick

it doesn't really matter where from

he love me, he loves me not

he's pulling fins from an atom bomb

This phenomenon happens every 20 years or so

if they're not careful your watch won't be the

only thing with a radioactive glow

I'll stick my fingers in my ears

and hope they make it up before too late

if we get through this lot alright

they're due for replay, 1998

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