"You Will Be My Ain True Love" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
You'll walk unscathed through musket fire
No ploughman's blade will cut thee down
No cutlass wound will mark thy face
And you will be my ain true love
And you will be my ain true love

And as you walk through death's dark veil
The cannon's thunder can't prevail
And those who hunt thee down will fail
And you will be my ain true love
And you will be my ain true love

Asleep inside the cannon's mouth
The captain cries, 'here comes the rout!'
They'll seek to find me north and south
I've gone to find my ain true love

The field is cut and bleeds to red
The cannon balls fly 'round my head
The infirmary man may count me dead
When I've gone to find my ain true love
I've gone to find my ain true love

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"You Will Be My Ain True Love" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentThis song makes me think of ture love. Its' from cold mountain, which i haven't seen but know some of the story, with two people who have been seperated because of war but still remain in love. They are fighting through death and combat to get to one another, never giving up and doing as much as they can to find each other.
    ether_bunnyon May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt really fits the Cold Mountain story perfectly.

    I think it's a beautiful song.
    beulahon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means that a woman is waiting for her love to go home and she would do anything for his safity. It's about hard war times.
    garbanieleon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh yes i fforgot to tell that's my favourite song of all times.. :D
    garbanieleon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is gorgeous!!!!!! i love it
    inspiredforlifeon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSting wrote this song for the movie saying that it was from the perspective of the woman. She's singing the song to protect and guide her lover back to her. Beautiful lyrics and beautifully sung. One of my favorite movies.
    unegamineon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is somewhat simple but really haunting, about love being strong enough to overcome anything even though the world has gone to hell and life very often just doesn't work out that way. It perfectly fits the heroine character in the movie and the kind of hope she holds onto but I think somehow still sort of conveys the darkness of the story.
    CatsOnMarson September 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs made in recent years. Because of this, I would like to point out that the lyrics floating around on the internet aren't quite accurate.

    They sing: 'No cutlass wound will mar thy face.'

    As well as: 'They'll seek to bind me North and South.'

    Is it possible to have these corrections made to the lyrics?
    tapeshafton September 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song strikes like a thunderbolt. The woman tries to deliver her man to safety, and to her, by her blessings. The man speaks as a maelstrom overtakes him. The possibility hinted by the last verse that he is already dying, and that he has gone to find his true love in another world, adds to the haunting effect.
    skipjumpon April 08, 2012   Link

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