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The Soldier

‎[1985]‎
Album “Cupid Is A Drunkard” pubblicato nel 2000.‎

Inspired by Jacques Brel's song La Statue (The Statue).
All across France there are prominent monuments to the war dead, and Brel sings his song from the ‎view point of the statue of the soldier that always forms the centre piece of these monuments - "I'd ‎like to get hold of that son of Lent who had engraved beneath my statue 'God calls back those he ‎loves, and it was him he loved the most' - me, who never prayed to God except for when I had ‎toothache, me who never prayed to God except when I was afraid of Satan, me who only prayed to ‎Satan when I was in love, me who only prayed to Satan when I was afraid of God. Ah that child of ‎Lent, I'd like him here, and I'd like it if children didn't look at me." ‎‎(Philip Jeays)‎
I didn't die for my country
(Continues)
Contributed by Dead End 2012/12/20 - 10:27
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Sarajevo

‎[2005]‎
Album “Mr Jeays”‎

This song is based on a true story from the Yugoslavian civil war. In 1993 a young couple from ‎either side of the ethnic divide, one a Muslim, the other a Serbian, tried to escape from the city. ‎Both were shot by snipers, and died in each other's arms, their bodies lying on the bridge where ‎they fell for several days as the warring factions blamed eachother. They were dubbed the “Romeo ‎& Juliet of Sarajevo” (Philip Jeays)‎

According to Dino Kapin, who was a Commander of a Croatian unit allied at the time with Bosnian ‎Army forces, around 17:00 hours, a man and a woman were seen approaching the bridge. As soon ‎as they were at the foot of the bridge, a shot was heard, and according to all sides involved in their ‎passage, the bullet hit Boško Brkić and killed him instantaneously. Another shot was heard and the ‎woman screamed, fell down wounded, but... (Continues)
Somewhere to the East
(Continues)
Contributed by Dead End 2012/12/20 - 10:16
Song Itineraries: Balkan Wars of the 90's
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I'll Never Be a Patriot

‎[2000]‎
Album “The Ballad Of Ruben Garcia” pubblicato nel 2001‎
Every country in the world
(Continues)
Contributed by Dead End 2012/12/20 - 09:55
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Idiots in Uniform

‎[1992]‎
Album “The Ballad Of Ruben Garcia” pubblicato nel 2001‎

In days at school I played the fool
(Continues)
Contributed by Dead End 2012/12/20 - 09:52
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The Blood of Poets

‎[2009]‎
Album “London”‎

You won’t conquer a man
(Continues)
Contributed by Dead End 2012/12/20 - 09:41
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The Great War

‎[1999]‎
Album “Cupid Is A Drunkard”, pubblicato nel 2000.‎

It was a great war the Great War
(Continues)
Contributed by Dead End 2012/12/20 - 09:32
Song Itineraries: World War I (1914-1918)




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