Monday, November 11, 2013

Armistice Song.

Image courtesy of The Guardian

In honor of the day, I've posted Armistice Song from the Wednesday Child album over on Bandcamp. (NOTE: This has since been removed.) Here are the lyrics in case you'd prefer a silent remembrance.

We were under the gun
But now the fighting's done
And it's all tea and cakes in the noonday sun
Everywhere we went
Every day was spent
Bending our backs until our backs were bent

Fill in the trenches, boys
Let’s fill ‘em all in again.
Let's fill in the trenches, boys
Let’s fill ‘em all in again.

We are all doing well

In our corner of Hell
And there is no sweeter sound than an armistice bell
Some have gone to town

And some are six feet down
Pushing up poppies in this Flanders ground

Fill in the trenches, boys...

We were not ones to quit

And I did my bit

But I wonder if any good is gonna come of it
When I'm old and grey

And I pass away

Will you visit my grave on Remembrance Day?

Fill in the trenches, boys...


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