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Geoff Berner - Maginot Line lyrics

Did you hear about the foolish French , who hid themselves behind a trench.
Filled it with a million men , ten thousand heavy guns and then
Figured they would be just fine , now they had the maginot line.

Maginot line, maginot line, thought you were so safe and strong.
Maginot line, maginot line, stupid, stupid, you were wrong.

It wasn't very long at all
Before Mr. Hitler came to call.
He said: Boys, this line is strong and sound
Lucky for us we can just go around.
The stark defenders fought their best
But their turrets faced East
And the Germans were West.

Maginot line, maginot line, thought you were so safe and strong.
Maginot line, maginot line, stupid, stupid, you were wrong.

Maginot line, maginot line, why didn't some smart fellow say:
Maginot line, maginot line, your guns are pointing the wrong way.
Your guns are pointing the wrong way.

So if you've got something you hold dear
And you'd hate to see it disappear.
You think that everything's just fine
Better check it one more time.
And reflect upon the Maginot doom
A perfect fortress makes a perfect tomb.

Maginot line, maginot line, thought you were so safe and strong.
Maginot line, maginot line, stupid, stupid, you were wrong.
Maginot line, maginot line, why didn't some smart fellow say:
Maginot line, maginot line, your guns are pointing the wrong way.
Your guns are pointing the wrong way.
Your guns are pointing the wrong way.