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We are the children raising our voice
We are the children making our choice
Marching to victory, death or disgrace
Under the moon in the night's tight embrace

And we stand for the children, singing unseen
Yes we stand for the children waking this dream
Child of the City, you come to us now
With a wink and a nod and a smile and a bow

Make way for the children, going to war
Make way for the children, open the door
To a world full of romance and bloodlust and tears
To a world of our hopes and our dreams and our fears

A world of our hopes and our dreams and our fears


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The following comments are for "The Children"
by JonnyT

been a while
but I'm glad to read you again... you know, this has the lyrical rapid-fire of a punk song, makes me wonder if it was originally intended as lyrics or as a spoken word piece, just curious...

could be read as a rallying cry for a disaffected, disenfranchised generation, or it could be an observation of something darker; radicalised youth, ideal recruits for dangerous militant philosophies… also reminds me that nobody calls children “children” anymore, they’re “youths” now and their to be feared. living in London now I notice that a lot, it’s crazy, the paranoia…

hey, you ever hear the Fatal Microbes song “Violence Grows”?… reminded me of that too, which I liked. good stuff.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: September 26, 2008 )

cheers :)
Thanks for the feedback guys :-). Life took over a while ago and left me with less time to write and visit here but I'm hoping to stick around for a while.

As far as music: I think the best term would be a marching song. Think of the Another Brick In The Wall II by Pink Floyd (specifically its depiction in the film) and you've got the spirit of what I was aiming at.

Not heard of "Violence Grows" before but will check it out.

Cheers :-)

( Posted by: JonnyT [Member] On: September 29, 2008 )

Lyrics again!
Okay, this one works better than the last one I read as a poem. But, still, it screams "lyrics" to me. :) lol. Maybe it's just you, that's your style.

Anyway, this is stirring, jaunty, rhythmic, inspiring work. I'd love to hear it sung.

Glad to see you conceived of it as a marching song, since that's what I was thinking as well. Means I must be right. Phew.

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: October 1, 2008 )

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