How could I,
have led these men to their demise,
and they just follow?
Exploration's last great prize,
it wasn't mine.

CHORUS:
and mores the shame
you will remember my name

Great god,
this is an awful place,
and I do not think that we can hope,
for any better things now,
oh the end,
cannot be far,
it cannot be far,
I cannot wait.
Explorations last great prize,
a saving grace,
it wasn't mine



Lyrics submitted by KingJelle

Terra Nova song meanings
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    General CommentIt's about Robert Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole.
    It was called the Terra Nova expedition.
    hitchcockm00on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTerra Nova was the ship that Robert Falcon Scott and his party travelled to the South Pole in and therefore gave its name to the expedition. However they were ill prepared for such a task (history casts Scott as the tragic hero but from what I've read he seemed like a bit of a Hooray Henry chancer) and they ran into problems from the beginning, ultimately leading to their deaths.

    The line(s) "Great God this is an awful place..." are taken directly from Scott's diary of the events which was found some time after his demise.

    The 'story' of Roald Amundsen, who beat Scott to be the first to make it to the Pole, is reflected in the iLiKETRAiNS song 'No Military Parade".
    MarkRoffon January 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat, especially live
    krzysiek_slejwon September 08, 2007   Link

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