"Broken Heroes" as written by and Stephen Dawson Peter Byford....
They came to fight for glory in their thousands
Young men with their dreams
They died before the guns for their country
A book of faded pictures, broken dreams

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now

The broken heroes Uncle Sam is waiting with the draft card
He says you've got to fight the Vietcong
The stations full of flags and rule Britannia
The engine pulls you out towards the Somme

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now

The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now

The broken heroes The pipes are calling young men back to Belfast
The general says you march to Stalingrad
You rode into the valley with the hundred
Seven lonely graves on Goose Green

Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now
Where are they now

The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
The broken heroes
Where are they now


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"Broken Heroes" as written by Stephen Dawson Petery Rooney Byford

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    General CommentI think this song is trying to express the bottom line of the futility of war. "Where are they now" saying that at the end of the day, they are not here. Thats how I see it anyway.
    louchyon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is talking about the casualties of war, how people have plans for their future but then they go to war and die for their country remaining forgotten. The 2nd and 3rd verse bear historical references to famous battles and wars such as the Vietnam War, The Battle of Somme, The Battle for Stallingrad and the The Battle of Goose Green.
    wrathchild1990on January 06, 2007   Link

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