"Coming Home" as written by and Pat/bush Monahan....
I just buried a friend
He had come to the end
But I can't help feeling that it needn't have been
Caught in the flak
There was no turning back
So he gave up his life for some psychopath's dream

So we're leaving the front
Having taken the brunt
Now we're tired of the slaughter in some foreign land
So the leaders of the war
They fight alone on the shore
Our mutiny over they are left on the sand

We stand as one
We are an army now of many thousand strong
They stand alone
To fight for ravaged land to gain their worthless throne

The boys are coming home

I see within my mind
A vast and lonely plain
Great armies meet in no man's land
To clench their hands in friendship
For the first time
The dark tide is ebbing
A mass of tired humanity drifting toward the dawn

We are coming home


Lyrics submitted by Pogo Pope

"Coming Home" as written by Keith Slettedahl

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    Song MeaningMost broadly, this is obviously an anti-war song, in which war-weary soldiers on both sides of the barbed wire realize their common interests (and common class enemies), solidarize, mutiny and "come home" to take part in a revolutionary uprising against their ruling elites.

    More specifically, the song is directly inspired by the powerful events and images towards the end of World War I, namely those of the mutinies and fraternization with "the enemy" signaling the insurrectionary mood which so colored the politics of the interwar period, those in Russia in 1917 and Germany in 1918-9 being arguably the most historically significant.

    The final lines ("For the first time/The dark tide is ebbing/A mass of tired humanity drifting toward the dawn") really capture the sense of militant hope for the future that was felt in the post-war revolutionary upsurge of 1917-1921 following four years of imperialist slaughter.
    jmarothyon December 03, 2012   Link

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