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“The Cover of the New Frontier”

by Lyrics by Quinton Markham – 

(A parody of THE COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE by Dr. Hook)

Well, we’re big senior soldiers, we got epaulettes
on our shoulders
And we’re loved
everywhere we go
We sing about Jesus
and we sing about
faith
For those of you who
didn’t know
We got a War Cry
stand, we get a
thrill from the
band
But the thrill that’s
never near
Is the thrill that’ll
get’cha when ya’
get your picture
On the cover of
the New Frontier

(chorus)
Gonna see my picture on the cover
Gonna buy five copies for my mother
Gonna see my smilin’ face on the cover of the New Frontier

We got a freaky old lady, name ‘a Home League Katy
Who embroid’ries on the pews
We got our poor old sergeant-major
Tellin’ us the latest news
We got the old corps van going as fast as it can
The radio so loud I can’t hear
But I’m waiting for the day when I hear them say
I’m on the cover of the New Frontier

We got a dude named Percy who does the League of Mercy
And he’ll probably do it for life
His cousin, Mel, just started YPL
As an excuse to get away from his wife
We can’t complain ‘bout our World Service campaign
‘Cuz the target is drawing near
The corps gettin’ richer, but we can’t get our picture
On the cover of the New Frontier

We got a lotta little teenage corps cadets
Who’ll do anything we say
We got a genuine ARC program
We’re teaching them a better way
We enroll a buncha soldiers every week
They tell us we got nothing to fear
We got a kitchen full of soup, but we can’t get our group
On the cover of the New Frontier


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