Stone Singer/Songwriter

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Stone

 

I see you stand and read the words

Little said at all

Your hand recarves a history

A Man, a life, a fall

 

I hear the shouts, the duty call

The farewell gift from home

Your hand retraces every line

Forever set in stone

 

Still smell much more than gas in here

So awake and so alive

Your hand reaches back to touch this man

On this day I survive

 

I did not live in black and white

I did not live to win this fight

I did not live to end all wars

I did not live for any cause

 

You turn away, your duty done

Tears flow down to earth below

Your memory is all I hold

All I have to show

 

And once a year you bring me back

In dreams I've never known

Then I dig this grave again

To stand once more in stone

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This is written after watching the premiere of Peter Jackson's "They shall not grow old" and also looking again at relatives who did not survive back in 1914-1918. As regards the music, I would imagine it spoken rather than sung. Among many others, my two great uncles, Peter McCarthy and Michael McCarthy were lost in this conflict. It's soon to be 100 years since its end and we seem to have learned very little since then, sadly. This is therefore for them. The picture above is Peter McCarthy.  His gravestone is here:

http://www.lijssenthoek.be/en/adres/9473/-peter-mccarthy.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genre Singer/Songwriter Key Em BPM 80.0

Collaboration started October 17, 2018 by peterrand
Last upload 4mo+23dy ago


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Initial Copyright Statement:

Copyright © 2018 by peterrand, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on Oct 17, 2018


Copyright Sharing Statement:

peterrand has declared the following Composition and Sound Recording copyright intentions for this collaboration, when completed:

Composition: Based on a split sheet
Sound Recording: Equally with other collaborators
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Collaborators
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peterrand Peter Rand
Wirral Merseyside United Kingdom
Creator
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ipft Ian T
Wirral United Kingdom
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MikiBella Miguel Bella
Cabrils Barcelona Catalonia Spain
PREMIER
drumdawg Robert Clausen
moundsview MN USA
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mteasdal Martin Teasdale
Toronto ON Canada