"Stabat Mater" as written by and Dany Hericourt Sebastien Akchote....
In the glorious days, till we lost our ways
Hey, do you recall when the war was just a game?
Now the wind ventures to other plains
Hey, when will I see you again if I go?

This train whistles and blows all sounds away
Hey, how could we be close again?

Now the night is bathing in disgrace
Hey, do you still braid some flowers in your hair
Come the sound of boots and metal chains
Hey, will the perfume of the daisies remain?

A circus of horses in dancing in the bay
Hey, now the fire's in the way
The past is sucked by quicksands I'm afraid
Hey, do you recall when the war was just a game?


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"Stabat Mater" as written by Yoann Lemoine Sebastien Akchote

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    General CommentI think it's about the beginning of war. A man goes into war, there's a woman he loves and he knows it could be a very long time till they meet again. He might as well die there and never see her ever again.

    In the second half of the song, he has already left but thinks about the girl. He's afraid that, once in the middle of war ('come the sound of boots and metal chains'), he might not be able to remember the smell of her perfume and eventually maybe even forget her.

    The last verse describes the actual battle (horses, fire...) and how he realises that what happened in the past really doesn't matter anymore cause the war will change everything including himself.
    The line 'do you recall when the war was just a game' has this sort of a 'loss of innocence' feel to it.

    Not sure about how the name of the song correlates with the lyrics, though. Stabat Mater is a poem about the suffering and sorrow of Virgin Mary, watching her son dying at the cross, so perhaps the theme of parting -two people who love each other saying goodbye- has something to do with it? I don't know. Or perhaps it could actually be about a mother and her son who's going to war...?
    Maggie127on December 31, 2013   Link
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    TranslationThis song is about the virgin Mary Stabat Mater meansthe suffering of the virgin Mary at the crucifixion.
    rainashea123on December 08, 2013   Link

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