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For No One

[1974]
Scritta da John Lees
Nell’album intitolato “Everyone Is Everybody Else”
Please lay down your pistols and your rifles
(Continues)
Contributed by Bernart Bartleby 2014/9/3 - 14:59
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Victims Of Circumstance

Album: Victims Of Circumstance (1984)

This is an anti-war song, with some very bitter words for the politicians and leaders who keep their people in the dark and ignore their wishes. The lyrics are set to a deceptively innocuous melody, contrasting sharply with the message. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Saw the paper the other day
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 16:07
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Song For Dying

Album: Once Again

An anti-war song written by John Lees, which according to one reviewer, may well owe its inspiration to the famous "Battle Hymn Of the American Republic". (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Two of them watched in the dawn's early light
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 16:00
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Kiev

Album: Face To Face (1987)

Written by Les Holroyd who was inspired by the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986, when an accident at a nuclear power station in the then Soviet Union killed many and contaminated a wide area of the Ukraine, close to Kiev. The song is a lament for the people of the area, who were innocent victims. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
My friends it's not what you were famous for
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:54
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In Memory Of The Martyrs

Album: Turn Of The Tide (1981)

This song refers to those who lost their lives attempting to cross the Berlin Wall. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Life is like a tall ship
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:48
Song Itineraries: The Berlin Wall, 1961-1989
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Copii Romania

Album: Caught In The Light (1993)

Written by Les Holroyd, this song concerns the plight of Romania following the break up of the Soviet block. The English subtitle was "Children Of Romania". Mr Holroyd donated all his proceeds to the fund for the orphan children of Romania.
Lautari are gypsy violinists, and "the mighty Karpatii" are the Carpathian mountains. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Gone you sons of darkness
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:39
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Cold War

Album: Caught In The Light (1993)

Les Holroyd dedicated this anti-war lament to his cousin Marguerette, living in the former Yugoslavia, at a time when the country was racked by a bitter civil war. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Born in a cold war
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:30
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Cheap The Bullet

Album: Welcome To The Show (1990)
The streets run red with the blood of the innocent
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:24
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Berlin

Album: Berlin A Concert For The People (1982)

Written by Les Holroyd who was inspired by the plight of the city of Berlin, which, at the time the song was written, was divided by the infamous Wall separating East and West Berlin. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
Came to your border
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:11
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Ballad Of Denshaw Mill

Album: Caught In The Light (1993)

Written by John Lees, this song is based on a Saddleworth legend which has its basis in fact. Denshaw Mill was a woollen mill which operated until the late 1880s, and was already derelict by the time of the first war, when the events described in the song took place. The line "a hole as rotten as ever fouled the green earth" is from a verse by local poet Ammon Wrigley, and the area is part of the Friarmere division of Saddleworth, known locally as the Darkside. (from www.bjharvest.co.uk)
On a cold starry night in the winter time
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 15:00
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African

Album: Face To Face (1987)
Through the eyes of a child
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 14:45
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Summer Soldier

Album: Baby James Harvest (1972)
I feel sorry for the soldier
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/30 - 10:04




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