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These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you'll return to me
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed all your suffering
As the battle raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it's written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms



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  • Brunos
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    BrunosJun 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    This is a great anti-war song, written from the view point of a dying combatant. He tells his comrade's that someday they will return home and no longer wish to be soldier's. He praises them for their courage, and for not leaving him alone to die. With the insight of a dying man, he then tells them that war is foolish.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJan 20, 2014 at 8:59 am
    After hearing this song and listening to the lyrics it reminded me of time long ago in a Vietnam Village. We the Americans (US Army) came through this village and provided medical treatment to the people that many had never seen a doctor before. We gave them comfort that we were the good guys and they saw for the first time that we the US Army were not their enemies despite what the NVA and Vietcong had told them. We witnessed the destruction and suffering that the NVA and the cong would do to the leaders of these small villages if they were to help the US in any way. On subsequent return visits to these villages despite fear of reprisals against their village leaders, they did not desert us. They pointed out booby traps that if unnoticed would have killed many of us. For that reason they are "My brothers in arms".
  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    There is never any good reason for a brother to desert a brother. Even in the most intense battles - friends are friends and should never even consider desertion of another. It sickens me to think that in america people have such superficial relaationships that they desert each other over the simpliest things. People can't even stay married because of their lack of loyalty. Sad but true!
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 17, 2012 at 7:54 am
    War will not bring any good result to any state... It stresses its resources and diverts attention of its peoples, from productivity to idleness and only creates deep wounds of conflict among countries... Thus, no country has ever benefited from a protracted war. The supreme art of war therefore, is to subdue the enemy without necessarily waging a war. Suntzu in his book, the art of war... Lets treasure life.
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    UnregisteredOct 17, 2011 at 7:22 am
    I love the song we play it on my fathers funiorol we houden van dit nummer net zo als mijn vader deed we hebben het zelfs op zijn begravenis gedraaid en ik luister er nog elke dag naar dan voel ik hem dicht bij me

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