I Can’t Shake This Shadow Of Fear

Here it comes

Under the weather
Under two flags
Under who loves sun
Under surveillance
Under the table
And the threat of the powers they gun

Under the high moon
Under the sicker
Under the stars and stripes
First strike by the iron is hot
And we dance in the dead of night

Take the door off its hinges
Put the cat out in the cold
Cruel Britannia rules the waves
Down the river with its soul

I can’t shake this shadow
Just like a constant shifting gear
I can’t lose its tail
I can’t shake this shadow of fear
I can’t shake this shadow of fear

Cross eyes and rifles
Lay down your arms
Cross your hands and hope to die
A bitter pill
For a bitter wind
We watch as the seconds tick by
We watch as the seconds tick by

No one wins at this war game

Everyone’s name on the warhead
Apart from a few big wheels
Lying low in shelters
Hate from our obstinate fears

Rotten

I can’t shake this shadow
Just like a constant shifting gear
I can’t lose its tail
I can’t shake this shadow of fear

I can’t shake this shadow
Just like a constant shifting gear
I can’t lose its tail
I can’t shake this shadow of fear
I can’t shake this shadow of fear
I can’t shake this shadow of fear
I can’t shake this shadow of fear
Shake this shadow

NOTE: No one has actually published these lyrics before, so this is my best guess at them. I think there are a couple errors, so if anyone knows otherwise/hears differently, let me know.

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