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Forum Name: The New Frontier
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#0, sotd, 2006.10.04
Posted by Gryphon on Oct-04-06 at 02:16 PM
We're at war
All the papers say
We will win
I read today
We are strong
It wasn't us
We are right
Who started this
Leave your work
I just left school
Leave your home
I am no fool
Take up arms
It left me strong
Sound alarms
The school bell rings

Sons of men who stand like gods
We give life to feed the cause
And run to ground our heathen foe
Our name will never die
This time will be forever

Join up here
I wave goodbye
We need you
Oh my breast sighs
Have no fear
Now I must try
God will be with braver men
Take the vow

I know it's right
Praise the flag
The good fight
We're at war
I'm on my way
We will win
Why do I pray?

Sons of men who stand like gods
We give life to feed the cause
And run to ground our heathen foe
Our name will never die
This time will be forever

I wait here in this hole
Playing poker with my soul
I hold the rifle close to me
It lights the way to keep me free
If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home
If I die and still come home
Lay me where the rose is sown

Sons of men who stand like gods
We give life to feed the cause
And run to ground our heathen foe
Our name will never die
This time will be forever

- Big Country
"Where the Rose Is Sown"
Steeltown (1984)


#1, RE: sotd, 2006.10.04
Posted by Ladegard on Oct-04-06 at 05:32 PM
In response to message #0
OK, I'm not sure how you arranged to have this song (albeit the version off Eclectic) roll up on the shuffle just as I opened this post but it was either very cool or just a bit heavy handed.

#2, RE: sotd, 2006.10.04
Posted by jadmire on Oct-06-06 at 08:47 PM
In response to message #1
Color me blank-faced, actually. I can't figure out right now just what or whom this song is supposed to relate to. It sounds rather sardonic about the platitudes of wartime propaganda, but that's a given. And if the Good Guys are really in the fight of their lives right now, then wouldn't the tone of that song be a little too sardonic/ironic?

-Joe-


#3, RE: sotd, 2006.10.04
Posted by Peter Eng on Oct-08-06 at 12:07 PM
In response to message #2
>Color me blank-faced, actually. I can't figure out right now just
>what or whom this song is supposed to relate to.

Well, if you're willing to turn the interpretation upside-down, it makes a good rallying cry for all the children of the Ragnarok.

Peter Eng
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