Here Comes The War

New Model Army

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 floor

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

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

So 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 succession - 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, until the Centre cannot Hold

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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