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Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms lyrics

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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    Ironwulf Yates
    Ok, I suppose I am 'polarized' because I am a combat experienced Marine. I think however, that this song was aimed at the IRA, though they are not specifically named in it. If you are familiar with the nature of man, you know that all paradise rests in the shadow of swords. In our present time and situation:
    "Except for ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism, and Communism WAR has never solved anything."
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    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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