All and Everyone

Album: Let England Shake (2011)
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  • Death was everywhere in the air
    And in the sounds
    Coming off the mounds of Bolton's Ridge
    Oh, death's anchorage
    When you rolled a smoke or told a joke
    It was in the laughter and drinking water
    Approached the beach as strings of cutters
    Dropped in the sea and lay around us

    Death was in the ancient fortress
    Shelled by a million bullets
    From gunners, waiting in the copses
    With hearts that threatened to pop their boxes
    As we advanced into the sun
    Death was all and everyone
    Death was all and everyone

    As we, advancing in the sun
    As we, advancing, every man
    As we, advancing in the sun

    Death hung in the smoke and clung
    To 400 acres of useless beachfront
    A bank of red earth, dripping down
    Death is now, and now, and now
    Death was everywhere
    In the air and in the sounds
    Coming off the mounds of Bolton's Ridge
    Oh, death's anchorage
    Death was in the staring sun
    Fixing its eyes on everyone
    Rattling the bones of the Light Horsemen
    Still lying out there in the open

    As we, advancing in the sun
    We, advancing, every man
    We, advancing, in the sun
    Sing, "Death to all and everyone" Writer/s: Polly Jean Harvey
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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