“Oliver’s Army” — Elvis Costello

Was jamming on this with the kids this morning. Reminded me of the kid narrator of David Mitchell’s novel Black Swan Green who mistakenly calls the song “Olive’s Salami.”

2 thoughts on ““Oliver’s Army” — Elvis Costello”

  1. I was in the car with my mother not long ago. I had Armed Forces playing; when this song came up, I made sure to talk over the “white nigger” line, as I didn’t want to have to explain anything.

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