The men were here to get your Belgian things
They'll spend the whole day hauling them downstairs
This is as good a time as any to point out that the tense of this song both in the past and in the present tense. This is something that’s still happening, or, at the very least, is still something that’s an open wound, and still totally present in the narrator’s life.
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