And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where me legs used to be
And thanked Christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve, to mourn, and to pity. But the band played Waltzing Matilda...
Yeah, think about that. We collectively burned through 100,000,000 souls for a period of 31 years, in two bouts of unpleasantness and for what? So a few borders could be blasted a few hundred yards?
11th Nov is Armistice Day. Armistice Day - the day when the guns fell silent.
In the silence, can you hear the voices of 100,000,000 souls asking from the grave "was it really worth the cost?"
If this Lyle Lovett video had a snowy picture (thanks to old cabling and a cheap hardware store cable splitter from the living room TV to my bedroom) and a vintage VH1 watermark, it would be 1989 all over again!