FOR THOSE THAT ARE SCOUTING THE GROUND AHEAD

Written by the members of the Scottish Folk/Rock Group Runrig

The best send off for an old soldier I have ever heard.

This day, especially, I miss you all

The old Boys
Are all leaving
Leaving one by one
Where young birds go flying
Spread your wings and run
But over the fields
By the drystone walls
An eagle will come no more

Welcome
Were the headlands
St Valery behind
No medals worth wasting
On memories of sand
But sweet is the breeze
Over Raasay
The morning awaits you there

What kind
Of heroes
Here for us now
Where leaders, stone preachers
Minnows on flow
But low hang the lights
Over Viewfield
And this night will day see no more

FOR THOSE THAT ARE SCOUTING THE GROUND AHEAD was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by waylander
Published in Senior Chatters

7 thoughts on “FOR THOSE THAT ARE SCOUTING THE GROUND AHEAD

  1. shadow

    I have never heard of that folk/rock group Way.That song certaintly makes you wish/pray there was an end to war!…..one day? … not in our day…but one day!maybe, or will we obliterate ourselves first? yes, i think we will!..one day!.

  2. waylander Post author

    The song is about the old soldiers passing on one by one. About real heroes rather than those made on “The X factor” or some such programme.

    It laments the passing of those who know what war is, because they, and only they, have the knowledge and the right to say “Enough! This must stop!

    Only when those who have been there stand up and say “No more” will there ever be a chance for an end.

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