These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptism of fire
I've witnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
Through the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There are many different worlds
So many different suns
But we all have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man's got to die
But it's written in the starlight
And in the line on your palm
We're all fools to make war
On our brothers in arms
Yea, we're all fools
We're all fools
We're all fools
Oh, such fools

We're all fools
To make war
On our brothers (x3)

We're all fools


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    General CommentIt tells about a close knit combat unit, like the movie band of brothers. One line says "I've witnessed your suffering", which I think means the person singing the song has shared these experiences with other people.
    dskilleron January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if this is true, but on my first glance... and after studying the song a bit, it sounds like Vietnam ya know?
    Ohericon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cover of Dire Strait's Brothers in Arms. Go view that entry for the meaning.
    Scrubboon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is kind of an epitaph... the "singer" is a soldier who has died/is dying, and is praising his comrades, but condemning the situation that they're in.

    The message if the song is that it's good to be brothers in arms... but better not to have to be, because all men are brothers, and "we're fools to make war on our brothers."

    "It's written in the starlight" - we're all made of star stuff.
    "And the line on your palm" - which all humans have.
    Doom Shepherdon November 15, 2010   Link

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