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AUBREY REX (A.R. JAMES, ? - 1942)
(Sarah James)

 

Between the steely slither of the express Euro train
And the greedy grey spotted tongue gouged by the motorway
There lies a green oasis, a garden of white kisses
Oh yes my lads a right royal home for heroes this is

The King was in his counting house trading souls for glory
The day the postman came to tell another sorry story
Though he was only nineteen when they plucked him from her nest
Winifred his mother knew that Aubrey would be next
Aubrey Rex

Chorus:
AUBREY REX You died for this?
AUBREY REX You died for this
AUBREY REX You died for this
AUBREY REX You died for this

They put him in a uniform and taught him how to fly
Then they put him in a bomber and shot him out the sky
Now there's just a crumpled telegram and someone's epaulette
That's all that 's left of Aubrey but don't let time forget
Aubrey Rex
Never forget

Chorus:
AUBREY REX You died for this?
AUBREY REX You died for this
AUBREY REX You died for this
AUBREY REX You died for this

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