"Butchers tale (Western front 1914)" as written by and C. White....
A butcher yes that was my trade
But the king's shilling is now my fee
A butcher I may as well have stayed
For the slaughter that I see

And the preacher in his pulpit
Sermon: "Go and fight, do what is right"
But he don't have to hear these guns
And I'll bet he sleeps at night

And I
And I can't stop shaking
My hands won't stop shaking
My arms won't stop shaking
My mind won't stop shaking
I want to go home
Please let me go home
Go home

And I have seen a friend of mine
Hang on the wire
Like some rag toy
Then in the heat the flies come down
And cover up the boy
And the flies come down in
Gommecourt, Thiepval,
Mametz Wood, and French Verdun
If the preacher he could see those flies
Wouldn't preach for the sound of guns

And I
And I can't stop shaking
My hands won't stop shaking
My arms won't stop shaking
My mind won't stop shaking
I want to go home
Please let me go home
Go home


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"Butcher's Tale" as written by C. White

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    General CommentThis song is obvioously about WWI after he read "All Quiet on The Western Front" and how you can get a false sense of happiness to compensate for such a terrible experience.

    A very artistic style of songwriting when it comes to the melody; it's on it's way to being one of my favorite songs.
    MinorToMajoron January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely about WWI, due to the name of the song.
    GermanOrganistBrockon June 07, 2008   Link

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