The Navy

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lyrics

I was young, I suppose,
But not as young as all that.
I was ready to settle down,
And I met a sweet man.

He had soul in his eyes,
He was cute and he was kind,
But he was a military man,
I didn't think about that.

Now the navy has my husband,
And he sings 'God Save the Queen'
And he holds my heart a prisoner,
Oh, the navy sank my dreams.

Well, things moved kind of fast,
We got married the next summer,
Oh, it was the sweetest kind of life
Playing husband and wife.

We had babies, and things changed,
He disappeared into the sea.
He forgot about his heart,
And he forgot about me.

Now the navy has my husband,
And they dress him oh so well,
But my children have no father,
And our marriage is an empty shell.

So if you see them marching,
Looking handsome, proud and smart,
Just remember my sad story,
Oh, the navy will break your heart.

credits

from Housework, released December 16, 2013
Written & performed by Rita Baugh; lead guitar & bass: Matt Cowe; midi instruments Pete Dent & Simon Hanson

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Rita Baugh England, UK

Dutch singer-songwriter now living in Cumbria

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