Cliffs Of Gallipoli

Cliffs Of Gallipoli – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén / Sundström

Lyrics:

Hear them whisper,
voices from the other side
Hear them calling
former foes now friends are resting side by side

They will never leave our hearts or fade away
live forever
they were far to you to die in such a way

how many wasted lives
how many dreams did fade away
broken promises
they won’t be coming home

Oh mothers wipe your tears
your sons will rest a million years
found their peace at last
as foe turned to friend
and forgive
And they knew they’d die

[Chorus:]
Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust

Hell is waiting where the ocean meets the sand
Cliffs of burden
where the soldiers rushed into a certain death

At the shoreline
Blood of heroes stains the land
light a candle
One for each of them who fought and died in vain

There is no enemy
There is no victory
Only boys who lost their lives in the sand
Young men were sacrificed
Their names are carved in stone and kept alive
and forever we will honour the memory of them
And they knew they would die

[Chorus]

Oh mothers wipe your tears
your sons will rest a million years
found their peace at last
as foe turned to friend
and forgive
And they knew they would die

[Chorus]

Historic fact:

Tribute to the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli (WWI)

The Battle of Gallipoli was a campaign of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula between the 25th of April 1915 and the 9th of January 1916.

Intending to secure a sea route to the Russian empire, the allied forces (Russia, The British Empire and France) launched a naval attack followed by an amphibious landing on the peninsula with the aim of capturing the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. After eight months of fighting and more than 200’000 casualities on both sides, the allied decides to abandon the land campaign and withdrew the invasion forces to Egypt.

(Text credits: Gregory Sandoz)

Album Info:

Art Of War

Recorded & Mixed at Abyss Studios by: Tommy & Peter Tägtgren
Mastered by Erik at Masters of Audio
Released upon Sound Pollution / Black Lodge
Artwork by Jobert Mello, Jmello Design

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