Poppies In The Rain

Listen to the track: Poppies In The Rain

 

Between the silence and the fog,
The drizzle and the gloom,
A soldier waits and wonders,
Is it done yet, am I through?
But no one gives the signal,
To cease or to begin,

And across the ocean all he sees,
Are poppies in the rain.

 

If I see you on the bridge,
Don’t look away, don’t look away,
If I see you on the bridge,
In ten thousand years time.

If I ask you to forgive,
Don’t look away, don’t look away,
If I ask you to forgive,
For the poppies in the rain.

 

The posters have been posted,
The feast has been prepared,
The village band is blowing hard,
No glory has been spared.

The mothers weep the fathers wave,
The children tag along,
The young men march into a field,
Of poppies in the rain.

 

A hush descends a hush descends,
And with no reason why,
A crack of thunder navigates,
The space between my eyes.

I stand beside a boatman,
Who seems to know my name,
He points towards an endless field,
Of poppies in the rain.

 

On and on as we sail across the ocean don’t look away.
On and on as we sail across the ocean don’t look away.
On and on as we sail across the ocean don’t look away.
On and on as we sail across the ocean don’t look away.

As the last poppy falls.

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