Go on my love
I know you must go,
But if there were a way
I would keep you home.
You'll fight for the tears
In the eyes of our child
As she stares at the hands
Of her brother who died.

For our future, our land,
Or the freedom to dance,
Wherever the music
Might lead us my friends.

You died all alone
And I no longer pray,
Cause if there were a God,
He'd have let you stay.

So tomorrow I'll burn
Our house to the ground,
And we'll join you up there.
We no longer care.

About the future, our land,
Or the freedom to dance.
Wherever you are
We're already there.

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite K's songs ever. As an Israeli, I've always related it with the Annual Memorial Day, and how so many of our soliders died while fighting for our freedom.
    winterfairyon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song almost falls into the category of depressing to the point of absurdity (the poor woman’s husband and son both die tragically), but the lack of any instruments and the ethereal quality of the vocals (which I only consciously realized after listing to the song a few dozen times) make it indescribably beautiful and sad.

    The song clearly deals with someone who’s suffered an incredible lose and their response to it, which is one of true existential resignation (“and we’ll join you up there, we no longer care”). For a band who’s no stranger to existential themes, this song goes against the frequent invocations of religion in many other K’s Choice songs to suggest there is no God. The bitterness of the line “I no longer pray” and the conclusion “because if there was a God he would let you say” are striking when compared to the frequent references to God on prvious K’s Choice albums (which are noteably absent for most, it not all, of the other songs on this album). Weather this song represents a lose of faith by whichever Bettens wrote this song, or if it’s simply a character narrative of someone’s reaction to lose is something I can only speculate on.
    akagoldfishon January 11, 2007   Link

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