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Thread #19749   Message #3857178
Posted By: GUEST,Chris Roche
25-May-17 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Walls of Troy (Terry Conway)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE WALLS OF TROY 1 (Terry Conway)
There are two verses missing the recording on Pete Coe`s new 2017 CD `The man in the van' is more complete and with the two missing verses makes more sense, there are other words that need to be corrected, I guess since Pete knew Terry Conway well he got it right, he sung The Walls Of Troy at the funeral for the family a fantastic 6 min song anti-war all the way. His version is appended below I hope it helps.

(Terry Conway)

Now the banners ride the winds of peace, the pilgrims take the road
To advertise and civilize, and try to spread the cause
But the cities fall at hatred's call, and heroes swell the flood
To celebrate the nation-state to dip their hands in blood

    And you'll hear them come around again
    Hear the trumpets sound again
    Hear the drums resound again
    Beneath the walls of Troy

Now in early days, the people had to live their lives in tune
And ages went and seasons came to the call of lady moon
But from the east, the hunters came without regard for law
They introduced the hunter`s horse and they invented war

In fragments lay the life on earth it was the sun gods came
And the men and the men of Iron soon overturned the cities on the plain
And the civilised to learned the trade to fight and to destroy
And Zeus looked down and laughed at them beneath the walls of Troy

Now when nations seek to find their friends they first compare their foes
And if the list turns out the same a sour alliance grows
And the patriot must be revered, he has no guilt to hide
And the man of peace is damned unless he's on the other side

Now you'll hear them talk of natural law population trends
They'll set the wise to rationalize and talk of means and ends
They'll say that man was born to hunt, it's all part of the game
Or maybe they'll blame religion if they think it clears their name

Now all the world's a patchwork quilt, all nations must be free
Their hate and fear are all sincere but it`s all too plain to see
Their freedom is the right of war to plunder or to brag
To rape and slay the child unborn it`s just to show the flag