"Requiem" as written by Bradley Baker, Thomas Cohen, Sam Kilcoyne, Melissa Rigby, Huw Webb and Jolyon Vaughan Thomas....
Well he stomped with his feet
And he clapped with his hands
He summoned all of his joy when he laughed
It suffered all of his joy when he cried

[Chorus]
And sometimes when he got into talking
Man he could rattle on and on
He was a good man and now he's gone

Well in war he was a tiger
When it was over like a dove
He summoned all of his strength in the climb
It suffered all of his strength in the fall

[Chorus]

He put his trust in a higher power
He held his power like a holy grail
He summoned all of his faith in the lifting
It suffered all of his faith fail

His heart was stronger than a heavy metal bullet
And that's why I dedicate this song
He was a good man and now he's gone

His heart was stronger than a heavy metal bullet
And that's why I dedicate this song
He was a good man and now he's gone


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"Requiem" as written by Thomas Cohen Bradley Baker

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    General Commentthis song makes me think of a grandfather who served in a World War, someone who likes to tell his stories, share his kindness not expecting anything in return, and hold his grandchildren on his lap, maybe sit in a big comfortable chair and smoke his pipe, a man who is old and wrinkled and stubborn as heck but very lovable...what a nice man.
    yellowinmymindon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthat's the best interpretation i've seen on this site, or anywhere for that matter.
    Kornoon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've got to agree with yellowinmymind, and just to add, the man must have been very opinionated with a strong character. Passionate in everything he did, you know...somebody that truly affected a person.

    Although, the fifth paragraph, last line should read "it suffered all of his faith if he failed."
    Peaucharleson May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree, that is a great translation. But I was thinking the song is more about a friend of his that went to war and died because the lyrics make it seem like he's singing about a friend rather than a grandfather.
    Test For Echoon July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Clint Eastwood's character in Gran Torino.

    SirWinstonon June 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentso no one's dug up the true identity of who this was written for?
    CrabMcNastyon December 31, 2011   Link

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