Black Watch

by Eyes Of Ice

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released June 1, 2019

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Eyes Of Ice Flanders, Belgium

A taste for dark, electronic music combined with the passionate urge to remember Them: that is what this debut of Eyes Of Ice stands for. These four songs try to reconstruct the mental trajectory millions of men followed during the War to End all Wars: their motivations, their excitements, their fears and the ultimate price they paid. Who will remember Them in these difficult times? ... more

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Track Name: Cannonflesh
Mother
It's time to say goodbye
Stop your crying
Wipe those tears
From your eyes

Father
I'll make you proud

Langemark, St. Julian, Festubert
New names in history
And I will be there

My chums are fighting
Why ain't I?
They said I wasn't earnest
So I'll give them the lie
I'll give them the lie

Poor kid
Going overseas
Will you ever
Come back to me?
Don't play hero
This ain't a game
I've never been a soldier
But all wars are the same

There's slaughter and killing
And blood soaked fields
Knee high misery
And death's always near

What is this place?
It's full of horror and pain
It's a shame what people do in their country's name
Apocalyptic sights get printed in my brain
This is the club to end all clubs
The world has gone insane
Death keeps on slaying as long as the meat is fresh
There is no glory in being cannonflesh
Track Name: Over The Top
Going over
Going over
Going over
Going over
Over the top

This
Is what we were waiting for
This
Is what
We wanted

Zero hour
Going over
Going over
Going over
Over the top

Is it the thrill of excitement?
Or the smell of fear?
I'm not really shure
Of what I feel
What am I doing here?

Comrade,
I will stand by your side
When you will make
Your ultimate sacrifice

The whistle blows
Off we go
Men are falling down
A strange journey across no man's land
While wounded shriek for help

Machine guns bark
Shells fall down
Hell on earth breaks loose
Dodging bullets in a barbed wire web
What else can I do?

Going over
Going over
Going over
Going over
Over the top
Over the top

Is it the thrill of excitement?
Or the smell of fear?
I'm not really shure
What I feel
What am I doing here?
Track Name: Organized Murder
Why???

When the shell burst
I saw the flash and I went down
Ripped from the shoulder to the waist
Life slips away
I'm losing all my faith

Look at the dead
Picked up like trash
Look at them, why?
Why did they die?

Don't you
Ask any further
War is
Organized murder
Calculated slaughter
With catastrophic losses

Old soldiers never die
They simply fade away
But I will end up soon
Enlisted "died of wounds"

Look at the dead
Picked up like trash
Look at them, why?
Why did they die?

Don't you
Ask any further
War is
Organized murder
Calculated slaughter
With catastrophic losses

My chest is getting cold
I will never grow old

Look at the dead
Picked up like trash
Look at them, why?
Why did they die?

Don't you ask
Any further
War is
Organized murder
Calculated slaughter
With catastrophic losses
Track Name: Who Will Remember
Four terrible years of carnage
Mangled bones and flesh
The tidy rows of crosses
Sanitize the dead
Appalling scales of losses
Shocking casualty rates
Mass graves and ossuaries
A sense of futile waste

Fields of battle
Now all tidied up
Endless silence
Instead of blasting guns
In the end poppies bloom in the mud
Who will remember
Who will remember
Whom or what?

A generation lost
Swept away for good
Men died for great ideals
Suppressors of the truth
In the eleventh hour
People still were killed
They fought for noble causes
War cannot fulfill

Fields of battle
Now all tidied up
Endless silence
Instead of blasting guns
In the end poppy's bloom
In the mud
Who will remember?
Who will remember?
Whom or what?

Remember the maimed
Torn apart form the shells
Remember each name
Has a story to tell
Remember the missing
The cripple, their hell
Remember the dead
Remember who fell

Fields of battle
Now all tidied up
Endless silence
Instead of blasting guns
In the end poppies bloom in the mud
Who will remember?
Who will remember?
Whom or what?

No!
More!
No more fighting!
No!
More!
No more dying!
No!
More!
No more suffering!
No!
More!
No more war!

Remind me of the tragedy
The lives they've never had
That war is an atrocity
Lest we forget, lest we forget, lest we forget.

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