Into the valleys of death they all rode
Another six hundred brave foolhardy souls
And history's lessons will never be learned
While countries insist they know better than yours

Fly the flags for freedom
Democracy under the gun
Fly the flags for freedom
We'll soon have them all on the run

Owen and Sassoon and Lorca they knew
That banners of victory take on death's bright hue
When cannons and gunfire replace spoken words
The voices of reason all cease to be heard

A patriot's cry from the heart of our isle
Rings clear and proud in our national mind
A clarion for freedom for what's right and true
Don't soul-search too much you might hate what you find.

And what makes you think that you're better than them
A history of carnage and slaughter and then
A few years of peace and you start it again
And you still think your flag is no banner of shame?

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