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Did you think we were born in peaceful times? - Liam's write-only LJ
November 9th, 2016
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Did you think we were born in peaceful times?
Today, as you listen to this song
Another 394,000 children were born into this world
They break like waves of hunger and desire upon these eroded shores

Carrying the curses of history and a history yet unwritten

The oil burns in thick black columns. The buzz saws echo through the forest floor
They shout "Give us our fair share!" "Give us justice!"
Here comes the war!
Here comes the war.

On a grey morning to the south of here
Two young men in makeshift uniforms peer into the misty light
And figures dart behind the trees
As a snap of rifle rounds echoes out across the fields
Well they hardly know their sacred mother tongue... but they know their duty
To defend the flag hanging limp and bloody above the village church

While a thousand miles away, in a warehouse complex down by the river
Young money men play paintball games

Here comes the war!
Here comes the war.
Put out the lights on the Age of Reason.

So blow out the candle and tell us another of those great stories,
the ones about serial killers. Let dreams flow into savage times.

Do you hear the sirens screaming out across the city?
We've had three hot nights in succession - the riot season is here again

Dear Lord, lead us back into the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
Here comes the war!
Here comes the war.
Did you think we were born in peaceful times?

Faster, faster, like a whirling dervish spinning round
Faster, faster, until the Centre cannot Hold
A whirling dervish spinning round
Faster, faster, the Centre cannot Hold
Spinning round spinning spinning
You screamed "Give us Liberty or give us Death!"
Now you've got both. What do you want next ?
WAR!

Here comes the war!
Here comes the war.
Put out the lights on the Age of Reason.



(Sullivan/Heaton/Nelson) 1992

Current Location: An ancient battleground and a fresh one
Current Mood: fatalist
Current Music: New Model Army - Here Comes The War

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