The Levellers – Another Man’s Cause

The Levellers – Another Man’s Cause




Gunshots shatter in the peace of night
Just another fire fight
For the people of this little town
But for the dying soldier

Well, he’s feeling ten years older
As he’s lying face down on the ground
All the words that are in his head
And all the words his mother said
As she would put him to bed back home

Your daddy, well, he died in the Falklands
Fighting for another man’s cause
And your brother, he was killed in the last war
And your mother, well, she’s lying home alone

Every day she sees your face
On the picture on the fireplace
With your brother, as he was leaving school
Then a day came five years ago

You said, ‘Mother, I need to know’
And you spoke the words, your brother spoke before
‘I’ve seen the things my Daddy’s done
And I’ve seen the medals that he’s won
And I know that this is what he would have wanted for me’


Now she wonders at it all
Just in whose name do these brave young heroes fall
And how many more are going to answer that call
They’re going to fight and die in another country’s war
They’re going die for a religion they don’t believe in at all
They’re going to die in a place they should never have been at all
Oh, never have been at all



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