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Fallen Fields

Why do we love those we love?
Why do we march them away into the falling night
beyond the gray pale before the red dawn
o' what a sight to see those loyal men that are now gone

The sun is shining down on these green fields of France
but over there in deserts bare and dead, all their flowers long since dried
There is no soft wind to carry their cries homeward, noone to lower them down
into the barren earth so battered so torn, all these good men who have died

How did they do it, so brave and so strong
my heart goes out to their wives that they haven't seen in so long
For all my shame and sorrows my heart does lament
these brave men fallen in anger, their bodies lie still in bold testament


But somewhere else the sun shines down, so warm and so bright
We made them leave there to fight, they marched away into the dark night
I can't help but wonder, why must they go
because our lies in vain had all told them so
and I'll cry tomorrow for what we did to them yesterday
let's hope that the sun shines on them now as we sing and we pray

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