"Let Them In" is a song by John Gorka, after an unattributed World War II poem....
Let them in, Peter
They are very tired
Give them couches where the angels sleep
To light those fires

Let them wake whole again
It's a brand new day
Fired by the sun not wartime's
Bloody guns

May their peace be deep
Remember where their broken bodies lie
God knows how young they were
To have to die
God knows how young they were
To have to die

So let them in, Peter
Let them make some noise
Give them dance hall bands not golden harps
To these our boys

Let them love, Peter
For they've had no time
They should have trees and bird songs
And hills to climb

The taste of summer in a ripened pear
And girls sweet as meadow wind
With flowing hair

And tell them they are missed
But say not to fear
It's gonna be alright
With us down here

So let them in, Peter
Let them in, Peter
Let them in, Peter


Lyrics submitted by Cicadetta

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