Here Comes The War

New Model Army
Language: English

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
they shout give us our fair share, give us justice
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

Put out the lights on the age of reason

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 scream across the city, we've had three hot nights in
the riot season is here again
dear lord lead us back into the valley of the shadow of death
here comes the war

Did you think we were born in peaceful times ?

Faster, faster - like a whirling dervish spinning round
faster, faster - till the centre cannot hold - faster, faster
You screamed give us liberty or give us death
Now you've got both, what do you want next ?
here comes the war

Put out the lights on the age of reason.

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