I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE

Traditional version

Five o'clock in the morning
and I gaced up on the wall
Bedbugs and the roaches
were having a game of ball

Score was six to nothing
and the bedbugs were ahead
The roaches hit a homer
and knocked me outta bed

I don't want no more of this army life
Gee, Mom, I wanna go home
No, I don't want to more of this army life
Gee, Mom, I wanna go...
Oh boy, do I wanna go...
Gee, Mom, I wanna go home


Page last updated: 27 Feb 2015

Info

I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE is a humorous traditional song about a baseball game between the bedbugs and the roaches. The song is a mocking description of army life and was popular during World War II; it was sung by Bugs Bunny in a Warner Brothers cartoon film at the time. The above lyrics are for the version of I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE that was popular during the war years.

Bruce Springsteen performed I DON'T WANT NO MORE OF THIS ARMY LIFE live once, on 28 Oct 1995 in Mountain View, CA. See his live 28 Oct 1995 version for more details.

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Credits

Thanks Hugues Barrière.