Black Watch

by Eyes Of Ice

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1.
Cannonflesh 04:11
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
2.
Over The Top 03:54
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?
3.
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
4.
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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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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