Kingdom of the Cross

Album: Battering Ram (2015)
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  • What is this place across the field
    Where poppies stretch and sway
    In Flanders days of war are gone
    But memories will remain
    Comrades of their different codes came to fight and die
    From all sides they stood and fought and fell beneath the sky
    Where is this land where I am now
    A million spirits cry
    A generation loved and lost
    Never asking why
    It didn't matter what you told to the general, it's how you died
    But to your families back at home, you were heroes side by side
    The unknown soldier never known
    A cross to mark your grave
    But we remember what you did
    In our hearts you will remain
    Where is this land where I am now
    A million spirits cry
    A generation loved and lost
    Never asking why

    So wave the flags and say goodbye
    To a generation lost
    They are marching out to history
    To the kingdom
    The kingdom of the cross

    A cross the psalm and Flanders lay
    A generation gone
    Came to fight the war of the wars
    The father and the son
    Marching band cheer of joy
    Sent you on your way
    To face the brooding battle fields
    And lives just thrown away
    An inch of ground was heavy won and lost
    Too much a price to pay
    Young man lost
    Their future gone
    That's all there is to say

    So wave the flags and say goodbye
    To a generation lost
    They are marching into history
    To the kingdom
    The kingdom of the cross

    The paper said you'd all be home for Christmas
    But politicians sang their battle hymn
    Soon the bones will start the slaughter
    And the end of innocence will begin
    There is no one left that made it home
    Their lives will see no more
    Gone to meet their fallen friends
    In Flanders fields of war

    In the kingdom of the cross
    A generation gone
    Remember they were men like us
    Remember everyone
    So wave your flags and say goodbye
    To a generation lost
    They are marching into history
    To the slaughter and the loss
    Remember
    A generation lost
    They are marching out together
    To the kingdom
    To the kingdom of the cross Writer/s: DOUGLAS SCARRATT, NIGEL IAN GLOCKLER, PAUL QUINN, PETERY ROONEY BYFORD
    Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC
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