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For You The War Is Over (bonus track)

from Blood Brother (1990) by Tom Robinson & Jakko Jakszyk

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See the shattered man of war
Standing off a foreign shore
Straining under sail and oar
To break off the engagement

Shrouds and rigging on the deck
Mizzen split, her rudder wrecked
Men and timber shot to shreds
Abandoning her station...

For you the war is over
Defeat is no surrender for the brave
We'll meet again in peacetime
It's time to live and fight another day

Aboard a fortress in the flak
A daylight raider limping back
Starboard engine burning black...
Freezing in the ether

Ammunition running low
Another hundred miles to go
A hostile continent below...
Looming up to meet her

For you the war is over
Defeat is no surrender for the brave
We'll meet again in peacetime
It's time to live and fight another day

Tonight I'm trying to fight my way back home to you
I feel as if I'm sinking like a stone
The friendly lights of freedom seem so far away
I feel like I'm a hundred miles from home...

For you the war is over
Defeat is no surrender for the brave
We'll meet again in peacetime
It's time to live and fight another day

The war is almost over
The lights of freedom seem so far away
We'll meet again in peacetime
Just trying to survive another day

The war is over...
The war is over...

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from Blood Brother (1990), released August 13, 2013

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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