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Elvis Costello - Peace in Our Time (Tonight Show 1984)

We're open to suggestions as to the meaning of the song's last lines: "There`s already one spaceman in the White House / What do you want another one for?"
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Elvis Costello performs 'Peace in Our Time' live on the Tonight Show, September 12 1984..

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Comment by Tony Nuspl on January 6, 2022 at 12:26pm

Full lyrics:

Peace In Our Time

Out of the aeroplane stepped Chamberlain with a condemned man's stare
But we all cheered wildly, a photograph was taken,
As he waved a piece of paper in the air
Now the Disco Machine lives in Munich and we are all friends
And I slip on my Italian dancing shoes as the evening descends

And the bells take their toll once again in victory chime
And we can thank God that we've finally got peace in our time

There's a man going round taking names no matter who you claim to be
As innocent as babies, a mad dog with rabies, you're still a part of some conspiracy
Meanwhile there's a light over the ocean burning brighter than the sun
And a man sits alone in a bar and says "Oh God, what have we done?"

And the bells take their toll once again in victory chime
And we can thank God that we've finally got peace in our time

They're lighting a bonfire upon every hilltop in the land
Just another tiny island invaded when he's got the whole world in his hands
And the Heavyweight Champion fights in the International Propaganda Star Wars
There's already one spaceman in the White House what do you want another one for?

And the bells take their toll once again in victory chime
And we can thank God that we've finally got peace in our time

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