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We were only obeying ordersEdit

"We were only obeying orders" was a song from series 11 of spitting image, about John Major's time in Margaret Thatcher's government.

LyricsEdit

(Chris Patten)

We were only obeying orders - Spitting Image song Series 11

We were only obeying orders - Spitting Image song Series 11

We were only obeying orders

We're so sorry if the poll tax,

has been causing you distress in any way

(Norman Lamont)

We're so sorry is you're not working

Can't you look on it as unpaid holiday?

(Kenneth Baker)

God we're sorry you're all unhappy

Every single move we ever made was wrong

(Kenneth Clarke)

Though that awful era lingers

All the time we crossed our fingers

'Cause we knew that it was wicked all along

(All)

'Cause ve vere only obeying orders

And the one who made us do it all was "she"

Yes ve vere only obeying orders

Or she'd send us straight to bed without our tea

Ve vere only obeying orders

And we obeyed each order to the full

But at least we didn't go and

Decide to march on Poland

Ve vere just obeying orders- Jawohl!

(John Major)

She loathed the unions and though we loved them,

She insisted we exterminate the lot

She made us sell off the family heirlooms

And squander every penny that we'd got

We made you homeless but under protest

But we promise you it won't occur again

Though a few chose to be martyrs

She soon had there guts for garters

(Geoffrey Howe)

And their balls nailed to the door of number 10

(All)

Ve vere only obeying orders

And when we did these dreadful things we cried

Ve vere only obeying orders

But deep down we were always on your side

Ve vere only obeying orders

And we had to watch our goosestep you can bet

But we're smashing fellows really

We adore you people dearly

So please can't you forgive us and forget?

TriviaEdit

  • The heads stuck on the fence of nunber 10 belong to Nicholas Ridley (resigned due to comments comparing the EMU to Nazi Germany), Leon Brittan (resigned due to leaking a letter about Heseltine during the Westland Affair) and Nigel Lawson (resigned due to differences in financial opinion between him and Alan Walters)