"Where The Rose Is Sown" as written by and William Stuart/brzezicki Adamson....
We're at war?All the papers say
We will win?I read today
We are strong?It wasn't us
We are right?Who started this
Leave your work?I just left school
Leave your home?I am no fool
Take up arms?It left me strong
Sound alarms?The school bell rings
Sons of men who stand like Gods
We give life to feed the cause
And run to ground our heathen foe
Our name will never die
This time will be forever
Join up here?I wave good-bye
We need you?Oh my breast sighs
Have no fear?Now I must try
God will be?With braver men
Take the vow?I know it's right
Praise the flag?The good fight
We're at war?I'm on my way
We will win?Why do I pray
Sons of men who stand like gods
We give life to feed the cause
And run to ground our heathen foe
Our name will never die
This time will be forever
I wait here in this hole
Playing poker with my soul
I hold the rifle close to me
It lights the way to keep me free
If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home
If I die and still come home
Lay me where the rose is sown
Sons of men who stand like gods
We give life to feed the cause
And run to ground our heathen foe
Our name will never die
This time will be forever



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"Where the Rose is Sown" as written by Brzezicki Adamson

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  • +3
    General CommentStuart was definitely anti-war as is the song. His explanation of the song is: "The mother and son and the wife and the husband...I wanted to see every point". To me the song is about how war affects people's thinking about "the others" (We are right...who started this?...Run to ground our heathen foe) and how war takes the lives of young people (box me up and ship me home).
    This song, like the band itself, is simply amazing- how many bands out there had/have music that deals with such issues and took the vantage point of real people and how they feel and live. Everything about Big Country, from their soaring guitar riffs to their poetic and thought provoking lyrics was unique.
    iona_skyeon July 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is definitely an underrated 80's classic !
    gothic_hobbiton April 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was written in reaction to the Falklands / Malvinas War. It tells the story about the build up, and tragedy of war. The LP has the song immediately transition into "Come Back To Me" to conclude of the story.
    Ordieon April 21, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIs this song pro or anti war?
    Kaguthon December 18, 2004   Link

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