The Colour of the Earth

Album: Let England Shake (2011)
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  • Louis was my dearest friend
    Fighting in the ANZAC trench
    Louis ran forward from the line
    I never saw him again
    Later in the dark
    I thought I heard Louis' voice
    Calling for his mother, then me
    But I couldn't get to him
    He's still up on that hill
    Twenty years on that hill
    Nothing more than a pile of bones
    But I think of him still
    If I was asked I'd tell
    The color of the earth that day
    It was dull and browny red
    The color of blood, I'd say Writer/s: Polly Harvey
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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