The grass is green today, here where my brothers lay. Buried in this goddanm ground, where I lost my life forever too. How can it be? - the sun, it shines today over fieds and hills - where we lived in the mud, where we heard the thunder we met the beast of mandkind - as we arched into the fire. No light, no wind, no calm - It was no place on earth at all. One by one my comrades died, sacrificed in the battle of brothers. Thrown into the fire - to make a few meters of land. We left our homes with a smile, as we arched to the music - as we said farewell to our beloved, we felt like heroes so high awaited glory and honor - became cheap canonfodder instead the few, who returned are broken forever rain washed away our blood - our cries gone with the wind but forever in my head, My soul has burned in the fire, I had the hell on earth. Will you remember?


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    General CommentIt's hard to tell what they were writing about here because it's so general that it could be applied to so many situations. To me it looks like WWI because of the nieve ideals of the kids they sent out and the lines "Thrown into the fire - to make a few meters of land." really sound like the trench warfare they introduced then. But like I said, this could really be about a number of situations.
    theswarmon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beyond all doubt about the horror of the trenches in WWI
    "where we heard the thunder we met the beast of mandkind" - A reference to shelling and the lack of humanity in war-"the beast of mankind"
    As 'TheSwarm' said above, "Thrown into the fire - to make a few meters of land." is a reference to trench warfare, thousands of men died trying to take mere meters of land, they had to run straight into machine gun fire, this the standard tactic used by all countries involved for taking trenches in WWI, there would have been some shelling first (if they were lucky, then they would have to charge, taking heavy losses if any machine gunners survived
    "we felt like heroes so high awaited glory and honor" Propaganda used to encourage young men to join the armed forces would have imprinted such feelings on the men-the war would be marvelous, an epic adventure,
    "became cheap canonfodder instead the few, who returned are broken forever" - they quickly learn the reality of WWI warfare, the physical and psychological horrors that are suffered
    "our cries gone with the wind but forever in my head" - He cannot ever forget the suffering of his comerads
    He also is wanting, or asking the young not to forget the sacrifice of his generation - "Will you remember?"
    MrWafflesMonsteron March 20, 2010   Link

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