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Elton John – The Retreat lyrics

laid beneath the pine trees with their caps over their eyes They
were drunk with home and mama as they brushed away the flies In
an instant before the sunrise they had gunned the rebels down As
their flags were torn at half mast in the ruins of the town There
were white sails on the water for the crippled on the beach There
was a lack of ammunition so the cause was incomplete When
the bugle blew at breakfast and they knew their ships were in Signs
of grand assurance were carried on the wind Take
it home take, it low take, responsibilities Came
the message from the front For
the captains captains, quarters must retreat Pack
the compass pack, the tents take, the bunks They
just chalked it down in history but they kept their uniforms They
put their medals on the sideboards and they went back to their farms For
it was just a mere reminder that they stood beside the best That
God had saved the chosen few and the devil took the rest On
the planes above the rock face where the sculptured eagles swoop There's
a haunted yell for action among the spectres of his troops It
was silent on the coastline as the crazy angels danced With
the sound of retreating footfall from his military camp

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