A Soldier's Tale

by 1974

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1.
In a manic disarray The crowd had made its way I looked upon with a frozen gaze As they stormed about the place There was nothing to say Did you know that it would end...end this way They threw her through the screen And held her head up high The blade had run through quick and clean As night had filled the sky And they took her away Two pieces from one I will make them all pay for what they have done
2.
We are the marchers, gathered in the square Watching the pyre burn with empty stares In every wisp of smoke is found the scent Of the prophet girl, befouled by innocence Howls and shrieks and ashes soaking in The curses we shout from underneath our boiling skin The torches fill the sky with sickened haze The queen is dead and burned at Mortjeunelait Hours have flown by since we forged our path Cresting the peak of Violent Hill on sunset tracks They held her body high on beds of hay And the wooden pike that holds her pretty face We are the marchers, gathered in the square Watching the pyre burn with empty stares In every wisp of smoke is found the scent Of the prophet girl, befouled by innocence
3.
Battered, my senses scattered The light is fading though the sun is high A silent spinning, and it lays me down Awaken, gently shaken A life still pulses through my veins A scent that's brimming, as my heart soaks in An act of kindness and her grace Had pulled me out into her quiet place And whispered a cure that had put me back on my feet And I am safe I'm begging to stay in her arms So send me away on a simple task As long as I come back and see you once again Then I'll so anything
4.
March of Men 01:23
Our battle waits We charge at dawn March on to war Make peace with God
5.
The Battle 01:08
Fall back and lead them to attack In the light of dawn, the battle rages on Scores of men were hacked to shreds with mercy not in sight The hero has gone mad with crimson eyes
6.
You led us past into our victories We owe our courage and our strength to you But I won't let this go much further Put your weapons down and hold on There was nothing left of this man He had fallen into shadow Without a soul to guide his body I took his animate away
7.
Voices 02:38
Find our graves Mark this place The memories keep our souls alive

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released December 14, 2012

Lyrics: Mike Forgette

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1974 Connecticut

1974 is a five-piece progressive/classic rock band.

Focusing on concept albums set in a technologically advanced future, 1974 crafts a musically diverse and dynamic soundscape full of riffs, hooks, and vocal harmony to tell complex stories.

In 2012, the band won "Best New Band" at the 1st Annual CT Music Awards at The Bushnell Theater. The following year, the band won "Best Rock Band".
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