Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Wheatley’

Remember

Posted by Brian on 11th November 2011 in General Music, Mildly Off-Topic

PoppyI posted this video last Remembrance Day too. But for me, this song captures what it is that we need to be remembering: everyday people making extraordinary sacrifices.

 

Lyrics:

I have seen you
Running
Full force into bullets
On a beach in France

There is a whole country who won’t forget
Who wonders what was going through your head
Those cruel hours that you spent
On the beach in France

Did the loudness of the guns
Make your feet stick in the mud?
Did you think of the one’s you loved
On the beach in France?

Did you think “who did this to me?”
Or were you thinking about your country
When you went running into bullets
On a beach in France?

Did you scream your lovers name?
Did you sink with fear and shame
Or did you keep running into bullets
On a beach in France?

Do the seashells by the shore
Still echo with the roar
Or is there peace forever more
On a beach in France?

I have seen you
Running
Full force into bullets
On a beach in France

Lest We Forget…

Posted by Brian on 11th November 2010 in General Music

Here is a great tune commemorating D-Day by Katherine Wheatley, played at a house concert earlier this year:

Lyrics:

I have seen you
Running
Full force into bullets
On a beach in France

There is a whole country who won’t forget
Who wonders what was going through your head
Those cruel hours that you spent
On the beach in France

Did the loudness of the guns
Make your feet stick in the mud?
Did you think of the one’s you loved
On the beach in France?

Did you think “who did this to me?”
Or were you thinking about your country
When you went running into bullets
On a beach in France?

Did you scream your lovers name?
Did you sink with fear and shame
Or did you keep running into bullets
On a beach in France?

Do the seashells by the shore
Still echo with the roar
Or is there peace forever more
On a beach in France?

I have seen you
Running
Full force into bullets
On a beach in France

(I don’t think its terribly difficult to play either – Dropped D tuning, I suspect.)