Friday, January 27, 2006

On My Plate

James Blunt again. Seriously, check out his album Back to Bedlam. So good. Today's song is "No Bravery." Before Blunt became a professional musician, he served in the armed forces in Her Majesty's Army. Part of his service included time as a recon officer in Kosovo in 1999. "No Bravery" is the only complete song he wrote while in Kosovo. Blunt kept his guitar strapped to the outside of his tank and wrote the lyrics of the song during his down time.

No Bravery ~ James Blunt

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.
Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he's been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes any more.
Only sadness.

Houses burnt beyond repair.
The smell of death is in the air.
A woman weeping in despair says,
"He has been here."
Tracer lighting up the sky.
It's another family's turn to die.
A child afraid to even cry out says,
"He has been here."

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes any more.
Only sadness

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
But no one asks the question why
He has been here.
Old men kneel and accept their fate.
Wives and daughters cut and raped.
A generation drenched in hate.
Yes, he has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes any more.
Only sadness.

4 comments:

Karie said...

I love sharing songs...You know, it's just poetry set to music...My two favorite things...Anyways, also wanted to say that you looked like an "angel" at the Variety show...heh heh...

Kristen said...

Oh yes...the Heavenly Host;)

Shanna said...

I heart James Blunt. He would be the perfect boyfriend...if not for the fact that he is 5'4"!!! Bummer.

Kristen Brown said...

He's 5'4"?? I had NO idea! He was on Saturday Night Live this past Saturday...definitely interesting to watch singing...