my only war-related posting

Unless there’s some major change of events in the future, this is all I have to say about the war.

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptism of fire
I’ve watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Thank you, Mark Knopfler.

3 thoughts on “my only war-related posting

  1. i don’t remember mentioning this before or not, but the song that preceded William Orbit’s “Via Caliente” on the tape that was playing the night i saw the aurora borealis was Dire Straits’ “Iron Hand”.

    [i had to pull out my vinyl copy of the On Every Street LP to remember the track name. how unusual of me to forget a song title.]

  2. No, you didn’t mention that…fantastic. On Every Street is a masterpiece. Too bad my only copy was on cassette…and got destroyed.

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