"Cliffs of Gallipoli" as written by Joakim Broden and Par Sundstrom....
Hear them whisper,
Voices from the other side
Hear them calling
Former foes now friends are resting side by side

They will never leave our hearts or fade away
Live forever
They were far to you to die in such a way

how many wasted lives
How many dreams did fade away
Broken promises
They won't be coming home

Oh mothers wipe your tears
Your sons will rest a million years
Found their peace at last
As foe turned to friend
And forgive
And they knew they'd die

Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust

Hell is waiting where the ocean meets the sand
Cliffs of burden
Where the soldiers rushed into a certain death

At the shoreline
Blood of heroes stains the land
Light a candle
One for each of them who fought and died in vain

There is no enemy
There is no victory
Only boys who lost their lives in the sand
Young men were sacrificed
Their names are carved in stone and kept alive
And forever we will honour the memory of them
And they knew they would die

Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust

how many wasted lives
How many dreams did fade away
Broken promises
They won't be coming home

Oh mothers wipe your tears
Your sons will rest a million years
Found their peace at last
As foe turned to friend
And forgive
And they knew they would die

Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust


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"Cliffs of Gallipoli" as written by Par Sundstrom Joakim Broden

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    General CommentThis song is about the Battle of Gallipoli from WWI. It took place between April 1915 and January 1916, and was an effort from the British Empire (mostly French and Australians) to capture Constantinpole (today this is the city of Istanbul). They did not sucseed and both sides suffered heavy losses. It is named after the Gallipoli peninsula.

    The song focuses mainly on the heavy losses suffered for no reason (from the band's perspective) and how dead soldiers are no longer enemies, but rememberd as heroes.
    Tarciryanon July 08, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is indeed about the offensive on the ottoman empire in WWI (who joined forces with germany and austria - hungry) to open up a supply route to russia because they had been cut off, also efforts on the eastern front releived pressure of the western front. This offensive was a failure.

    The song focues on the losses we gained, and failed to do anything.
    Trokey92on May 09, 2009   Link

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