"Civil War Correspondent" as written by John Alexander William Parish and Polly Jean Harvey....
Words leave my heart dry
Words can't save life
Love has no place here
No joy, no tears

Darling, time's changed
Time leaves, time fades
Please see through my eyes
Save your tears for the next who dies

I shout but he don't hear
I put down on a page
Darling spare me your tears
Just send me the light of day

I shout but he don't hear
Just put down on the page
Darling spare me your tears
Dear God please send me the light of day

I can feel his
Heart wired
Heart like
Gunfire
Gunfire
Gunfire
Gunfire


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"Civil War Correspondent" as written by John Parish Polly Jean Harvey

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    General CommentI love this song because it reminds us that all war is alike. This could be titled "WWI Correspondent" or "Vietnam Correspondent" or "Operation Iraqi Freedom Correspondent." It reminds me of The Red Badge of Courage.

    The soldier is losing hope in the brutality that surrounds him, and after a while even word from home and loved ones isn't enough to buoy his spirits. After all, "words can't save lives."

    I think by the end of the song it is clear that war has subsumed the soldier's spirit and/or mind. He cannot escape the gunfire any more than he can escape his own heartbeat.
    Mendalusa77on April 05, 2015   Link

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