Noel Gardner

Noel Gardner

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Armistice Day

Written By: Noel Gardner

Armistice Day

Silence tolls an hour ‘fore midday on the second last month of the year
Images flash on the eleventh day, as memories disappear

Now medals hang proudly and tributes flow as politicians push their line
Another year, less truth said, another war to justify

Defend your country the posters read, in the name of national pride
But they don’t defend our soldiers of war as disease eats them inside

Lying on his back in his hospital bed, he recalls in tales of pain
Denials, whitewash, cover-ups, protect the government’s shame

Chorus
May we remember, lest we forget?
But the killings go on in the name of religion
In the hills and the deserts yet

May we remember, lest we forget?
But the killings go on in the name of religion
In the hills and the deserts yet

High in the sky, a target is selected from dots on the face of a screen
But the pilot never sees or hears from his cockpit the blood soaked tears and screams

Out in the field an innocent child falls prey to clusters of time
Inhumanity, ideology, combines with greed and science
Hide the coffins, distort statistics, don’t let anyone see
Rape for profit, kill for oil, in the name of liberty

Hollow words laced with fear fuel the government ‘guise
And in the in the name of deceit, spin and business another soldier dies

Chorus
May we remember lest we forget?
But the killings go on in the name of religion
In the hills and the deserts yet

May we remember lest we forget?
But the killings go on in the name of religion
In the hills and the deserts yet

But the killings go on in the name of religion
In the hills and the deserts yet

Silence tolls an hour ‘fore midday on the second last month of the year

Noel Gardner 3/11/06