The song is a farewell lullaby; accompanying an old WW1 veteran as he approaches his final hour. The message of the song, is about how easy it is to stir the blood of a nations people and manipulate them through propaganda and lies, which in WW1 led to the calculated and condoned slaughter of tens of millions of soldiers and civilians – at the whim of their ‘betters’. And for what?
Excerpts from review by Chloe Mogg of RGM MUSIC
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“…this spine-tingling single is sincere and something to be proud of….feels refreshing compared to the watered-down pop world. A sort of guiding light within the hazy production of mainstream music.”
Excerpts from review by EDGAR ALLAN POETS
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“A beautiful song that I recommend to everyone… The song is full of passion, the guitar arpeggio won me over already from the first moments when the fingers began to pluck the strings… The voice intervenes with its high timbre that rests on this sweet melody like a veil.”
Inspired by the words of Harry Patch (1898 – 2009)
A conscript who fought at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.
“Passchendaele was a disastrous battle—thousands and thousands of young lives were lost. It makes me angry… To me, it’s a licence to go out and murder. Why should the British government call me up and take me out to a battlefield to shoot a man I never knew, whose language I couldn’t speak? All those lives lost for a war finished over a table. Now what is the sense in that?”