An Oldie, An Everlasting

Thanks to our commenter, Max, for giving me an excuse to put up a Dire Straits video.

For those of you who remember Leonard Cohen’s “The Partisan”, here you go

(I didn’t know Cohen’s sone was written during WWII. Here are the liner notes:

“La Complainte du Partisan” (“The Partisan”) is a song about the French Resistance in World War II. The song was written in 1943 in London by Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie and the music by Anna Marly. Originally written in French, it has been adapted in English with lyrics by Hy Zaret.)

Meanwhile, lyrics for the Dire Straits song are below the fold.

“Brothers In Arms”

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be

Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I’ve witnessed your suffering
As the battle raged high

And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it’s written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

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