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"Lysistrata," by Utopia, 1986.

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Utopia performs "Lysistrata," from the 1982 album Swing to the Right, live on the Late Show with David Letterman, July 17, 1986. Copyright CBS. Band members are Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton, and Willie Wilcox.

Lysistrata, open up the bedroom door
What's the matter, ain't you in love with me no more? 
I enlisted in the army today,
One more time before I march away
Make me feel like a big strong man
You say you don't care about my pride,
You love me too much just to let me die,
And you won't let me come inside
Unless I dont go to war no more

Lysistrata, little boys like to have their fun,
And you know I gotta put on my colors and get my gun
Every able bodied man that I know,
Every patriot is packed to go
Won't you give me a last goodbye
I'll be sent off to a distant land,
To spill my blood upon some foreign sand,
And I may die by an enemy's hand
And then I wont go to war no more

Send the boys all back to the farm
Tell the troops it was a false alarm,
'Cause if I die I want to be in your arms,
And so I won't go to war, no I won't go to war,
Said I won't go to war no more