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The Enchanted Poppy Boys

part 1

Fair freedom's call was truly heard
 No consequence not undeterred
  No wasted cause of youth would she endure

Her promise we had ever known
 To rip the tyrants from their throne
  And blessed were they with chance to make it sure


The poppy boys came
 With joy at the choice, and thrill for the game
 arm in arm and sure of aim
The enchanted poppy boys

part 2

But freedom had another face
 she'd not be won with faith or grace
  The truth would test the tears they could not bear

In scattered lines of liberty
 Lay rank and file and destiny
  The ruthless, righteous, order was their snare


The poppy boys fell
 In a land that was green they turned into hell
 For the sake of a dream their children could tell
The enchanted poppy boys


Now the histories all writ
and no-one's left 'was witness
tales and photographs remain, but all the boys have gone

Their harrowed hearts are still
But cannot be unbroken
Though the children of the children of their children sing their songs

part 3

Regard us now, 
 are we yet free
  The lucky born at least may claim to be

What prize is this what glory won
 What victory has history done
  What chance did disenchantment disagree

The poppy boys paid
 For the world to be free and all of us saved
 But the count of the charge may never be made
For enchanted poppy boys
For enchanted poppy boys

enchanted poppy boys

Poppy Boys in A.mp3
Robin Devany,
5 Mar 2017, 08:55