The Other Side Of This World


Would you like to split a warhead
Just between me and Vlad?
I canít see inside his forehead
I donít think Iím going mad
But thatís the other side of this world Iíve been leading
Yes thatís the other side of this world

Well the whole Earthís full of fall-out
And theyíre piqued in Pakistan
An attack could take them all out
Every woman, child and man
But thatís the other side of this world Iíve been leading
Yes thatís the other side of this world

Is our meat still full of gristle?
Was the deal we cooked not deft?
Itís just the tasty tang of missile -
Weíve twenty-two hundred left
But thatís the other side of this world Iíve been leading
And thatís the other side of this world

[September 2003]

From the book Make Mine A Double

with apologies to the late Fred Neil