"You Say (That) The Battle Is Over" as written by and David Mallett....
And you say that the battle is over
And you say that the war is all done
Go tell it to those with the wind in their nose
Who run from the sound of the gun

And write it on the sides of the great whaling ships
Or on ice floes where conscience is tossed
With the wild in their eyes it is they who must die
And it's we who must measure the loss

And you say that the battle is over
And finally the world is at peace
You mean no one is dying and mothers don't weep
Or it's not in the papers at least

There are those who would deal in the darkness of life
There are those who would tear down the sun
And most men are ruthless but some will still weep
When the gifts we were given are gone

Now the blame cannot fall on the heads of a few
It's become such a part of the race
It's eternally tragic that which is magic
Be killed at the end of the glorious chase

From young seals to great whales from waters to wood
They will fall just like weeds in the wind
With fur coats and perfumes and trophies on walls
What a hell of a race to call men

And you say that the battle is over
And you say that the war is all done
Go tell it to those with the wind in their nose
Who run from the sound of the gun

And write it on the sides of the great whaling ships
Or on ice floes where conscience is tossed
With the wild in their eyes it is they who must die
And we who must measure the loss
With the wild in their eyes it is they who must die
And we who will measure the cost



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"You Say the Battle Is Over" as written by David Mallett

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    And you say that the battle is over,
    And finally war is all done.
    Go tell it to those
    With the wind in their nose,
    Who run from the sound of the gun.

    And write it on the sides
    Of the great whaling ships,
    Or on ice floes where conscience is tossed.
    With the wild in their eyes;
    It is they who must die,
    And it's we who must measure the loss.

    And you say that the battle is over,
    And finally the world is at peace.
    You mean no one is dying,
    And mothers don't weep,
    Or it's not in the papers at least.

    There are those who would deal
    In the darkness of life,
    There are those who would tear down the sun.
    And most men are ruthless;
    But some will still weep,
    When the gifts we were given are gone.

    Now the blame cannot fall
    On the heads of a few,
    It's become such a part of the race.
    It's eternally tragic;
    That that which is magic,
    Be killed at the end of the glorious chase.

    From young seals to great whales,
    From waters to wood,
    They will fall just like weeds in the wind.
    With perfumes and fur coats,
    And trophies on walls;
    What a hell of a race to call men.

    And you say that the battle is over,
    And you say that the war is all done.
    Go tell it to those
    With the wind in their nose,
    Who run from the sound of the gun.

    And write it on the sides
    Of the great whaling ships,
    Or on ice floes where conscience is tossed.
    With the wild in their eyes;
    It is they who must die,
    And it's we who must measure the loss.

    With the wild in their eyes;
    It is they who must die,
    And it's we who must measure the cost.
    x__Jasperon September 23, 2009   Link

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