Remember boy that your forefather's died
Lost in millions for a country's pride
But they never mention the trenches of Belgium
When they stopped fighting and they were one

A spirit stronger than war was at work that night

December 1914 cold, clear and bright
Countries' borders were right out of sight
When they joined together and decided not to fight

All together now
All together now
All together now, in no man's land

All together now
All together now
All together now, in no man's land

The same old story again
All those tears shed in vain
Nothing learnt and nothing gained
Only hope remains

All together now
All together now
All together now
In no man's land
All together now
All together now
All together now
In no man's land

The boys had their say they said no
Stop the slaughter let's go home, let's go, let's go



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"All Together Now" as written by Wolfgang Boss Stephen Grimes

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  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics are inspired by the Christmas day truce in World War 1 between English/German troops along the Western Front. German troops began decorating trees and singing carols, in which English troops responded in kind. They eventually crossed "No Man's Land", where troops from both sides eschanged small gifts with one another (cigars, whiskey). That's where the lyric "All Together Now, in No Man's Land" is taken from. Needless to say, generals from both sides made sure that this didn't happen again, ordering military action against each other on subsequent Christmases until the end of the war.

    And then in the second verse, they've realized that no one has learned from this unprecedented act of humanity, war and strife still reign supreme in the world. But, there is still hope that people will learn to get along.

    Listen to this song.
    Really inspiring...
    Hawkgoldon August 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think a big part of the meaning of this song is in the first verse.
    "Remember boy that your forefather's died
    Lost in millions for a country's pride
    But they never mention the trenches of Belgium
    When they stopped fighting and they were one"
    It sounds almost like a school lesson, the boys are being taught about the 'glory' of war and what their forefathers died for, but no-one ever tells them of the futility of the conflict, as in how alike the men are. Next year I'm becoming an officer in the army and it wans't until I heard this song that I really thought about the pointlessness and waste of war, I always considered it somewhat of an adventure.
    clarkey89on September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I listened to the words of this song, it made me cry.
    eagleearon July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUP THE MIGHTY POOL!
    admeanson May 19, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis song is a football anthem and was written for england's team in either world cup or euro a few years back.

    its about when the english and the germans united on christmas day for a game of football and festivities

    so it kinda works at installing the patriotism and brotherhood with the world war one thing.

    but its double meaning also saying how football can unite people especially the team, when playing away in front of the whole world.
    x-under-pressure-xon September 11, 2008   Link

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