Just for Tonight

Operation Mincemeat

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Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat was a successful British deception operation of the Second World War to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Two members of British intelligence obtained the body of Glyndwr Michael, a tramp who died from eating rat poison, dressed him as an officer of the Royal Marines and placed personal items on him identifying him as the fictitious Captain (Acting Major) William Martin. Correspondence between two British generals that suggested that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, with Sicily as merely the target of a feint, was also placed on the body. Part of the wider Operation Barclay, Mincemeat was based on the 1939 Trout memo, written by Rear Admiral John Godfrey, the Director of the Naval Intelligence Division, and his … more »


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When the world is such a mess
It's hard not to feel depressed
Getting stressed by what may come in time.
But life is much more pleasant when you're living in the present
So let's raise another glass and feel sublime
For come the dawn our plan might fall to bits
When Adolf gets his claws in it
And yes, we broke the law a bit,
That's right
But at least until tomorrow comes
Why not believe that we have won?
And just maybe have a little fun?

Charlie, let's live it up tonight!
So, just for tonight let's be winners
Who fin'lly did something right.
Our plan is signed, sealed, delivered
And tomorrow it could all go wrong,
So Charlie let's live it up tonight.

"But Monty, what if the sub gets hit? Or they realise our documents are fake?"
"Oh what if the sub gets blah blah, hit it boys!"

Oh Charlie why do all this fretting?
Read the room boy!
Clock the setting!
It's no life if you're forgetting to live
I find it helps me feel prepared
To what? Just dwell on being scared?
I say to hell with that hot air, man,
And give yourself some credit where there's credit due.
Who made this plan?
Yes you!
So celebrate your greatness,
Grab a gin!
You're too full of brains a plenty
For your glass to feel half empty
So let's get another bottle and fill the damn thing to the brim!

Just for tonight be a hero
I'm not sure that's me
Who might've beaten the Reich
I'm just a bug boy you see
With a fantastical scheme.
So Charles,
But tomorrow it could tumble down
Exactly,
Let's live it up tonight!

"We've registered a depth charge sir."
"Enemy sub incoming"
"Change course, Captain?"
"CAPTAIN?"

It's your moment let's embrace it
Victory so close we can taste it
And some sweet release is what the people need
Trust me Charles, there's no point in living if we cannot go down swinging
Drop your bombs we're off to dance until we bleed
Excuse me I'm meant to meet my brother here
The great artiste owes me a beer
He's broke I don't know how
His films get made
With my comrades overseas
I find that money grows on trees
Just sell a secret and you'll see that loose lips will get you paid
Brother have you got something for me
Yes, this will make us rich, but it's off the books.

Let's take a look.
Monty!
The moment's not quite right
Charlie my boy, grab each small flash of joy,
There's disaster ahoy
But tonight
Just for tonight we're the victors
My plan won the war
Who've come to settle the fight
I've socked Adolf on the jaw!
He is the man who tricked Hitler
That's right
Tomorrow we will know the score,
So ev'ryone, let's live it up tonight!
Hey!

"We don't have a choice. We have direct orders. Head straight to Spain and surface."
"Surface?"
"What the hell is going on?"

Right
We're the best, there's no defeating us
Right
My charisma and your genius
Right
So drink up, let's get delirious
Only for tonight
Tomorrow we could die, but right now
We're celebrating,
Taking a bow
So raise a glass and shout it out loud
Just for tonight we are

"Thank you for your service, son."

If it's down, it's down together
If it's up, it's up as one
So sail on boys,
Through stormy weather
Soon the journey will be done
If it's down, it's down together
Just for tonight
If it's up, it's up as one
Just for tonight
Sail on boys
Through stormy weather
I will believe
Soon the journey will be done
That I was born to lead
If it's down
Just for tonight we are heroes
It's down together
Some were born to follow
If it's up
Who might've beaten the Reich
It's up as one
But I was born to lead
So Sail on boys
With a fantastical scheme
Through stormy weather
And so tomorrow we'll make history,
So let's live it up yes!
If it's down, it's down together
Just for tonight we're the victors
Some were born
Burning with destiny's light
I was born to lead
We're braving danger and death and yes tomorrow we could all be gone 
If a single thing goes wrong
For all we know we don't have long so
Fill 'em up
Let's live it up tonight!

"Gentlemen, we have a problem."

Live it up tonight!

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Written by: Natasha Hodgson, Zoe Roberts, David Cumming, Felix Hagan

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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