"War Dance" is a song by Colin Moulding. It appeared on the 1992 album Nonsuch.


Colin: “The words were originally prompted by the Falklands War in 1982. But it was too much on one piece of history. Then along came the Persian Gulf War and I put the revised lyrics to a new piece of music. It was time to bring war out of the closet again.”


There's an epidemic

Stirring passions in young hearts

Even the old campaigners

Have got it really bad

Well we ain't seen nothing like it

Since coronation day

But when the street parties sound

I'm going underground

To keep the rabid hounds at bay

Oh my my -- this war dance

A patriotic romance

No we ain't seen nothing like it

Since coronation day

But when the tickatape flies

And blood is on the rise

You know it's got you in its sway

You got yourself a war dance

There's a cheap sensation

Keeping Fleet Street wide awake

Everyone wants a slice of

The jingoistic cake

And they're resurrecting Churchill

And bringing national service back

Fueling power and glory fever

Makes for a sicker Union Jack

Yes I'm talking about this war dance

A patriotic romance

And I know all you poets

Have seen it all before

About the stirring of those young hearts

Back in the first world war

Oh my my this war dance...

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