My Brave Soldier EP

by Mike Grogan

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £4.99 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This five track EP is released to commemorate the outbreak of World War One.

    Includes unlimited streaming of My Brave Soldier EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      £6 GBP or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
04:24

about

'My Brave Soldier' is a five track EP released to commemorate the outbreak of WW1.
The five tracks cover subjects such as 'The Pals Battalions', horses in war, an anonymous soldier, a young soldier leaving his sweetheart to go off to war and a man who experiences the two World Wars of the twentieth century.

credits

released July 18, 2014

All songs written by Mike Grogan
Produced by Mark Tucker

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Mike Grogan Portsmouth, UK

Singer-Songwriter from the South of England.

contact / help

Contact Mike Grogan

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Track Name: My Brave Soldier
My Brave Soldier

I went off to war that day
My heart was filled with pride
I looked at my sweetheart
and a tear fell from her eye
I promised her that I'd come back
And never would I die
She looked at me in silence
And we watched the world collide

Home, come back home, my brave soldier, come back home

The years they pasted, brothers fell
The best of them was gone
I put my hopes on someone
But he never came along
My friends lay in the cold dark mud
Someone has to pay
But I just long for your sweet touch
I still hear you say

Home, come back home, my brave soldier, come back home
Home, where you belong, my brave soldier, please stay strong
Home, Home, Home,

I wrote a goodbye letter
I remember what I said
I prayed it, would not be open
‘cause I’m gone if it was read
The day came when the whistle blew
A day of lasting dread
And all I heard as the bullets flew
was my sweetheart softly say

Home, come back home, my brave soldier, come back home
Home, where you belong, my brave soldier, please stay strong
Home, Home, Home, Home
Track Name: The Pals (Battalions)
The Pals (Battalions)

Beware the pips and braiding
They'll march you into hell
And when you turn your back boy
There’ll be gone with a sweet farewell
I lost good friends and saw things
That a man should never see
They fell in the mud of Flanders
Now they sleep in a frozen dream

They fell in foreign places
Whose names they could not say
They took solstice in sweet justice
But she stayed at home that day
History has a way boy
Of looking like make believe
But I can tell you this boy
It was hell and it happened to me

We stood as Pals together
We stood as friends should be
We stood as true blood brothers
We wrote our names in history
We took to arms when we were called
We watched it take our friends
We shone the light into the night
We were Pals until the end

The welsh the scots the Irish
All fell with us that day
The young, the old, the battered souls
To high a price to pay
One by one in slow time
We stepped into the light
People said we fought like men
But boy this was no fight

In the dimming of a life force, in the rolling of the dice
We took one step for freedom, and saw the gates of paradise
And friends we thought we’d see no more, were standing with us now
And Heaven’s light, was shining bright, into our faces now

We stood as Pals together
We stood as friends should be
We stood as true blood brothers
We wrote our names in history

We stood as Pals together
We stood as friends should be
We stood as true blood brothers
We wrote our names in history

Pals came from
Pompey, Durham,
Manchester, Hull,
Liverpool, Oldham,
Barnsley, Sheffield,
Glasgow, Edinburgh,
Cardiff, Swansea,
Bristol, Bradford,
They were the Tyneside Irish,
And the Tyneside Scots,
Newcastle, The Heart of Midlothian,
Grimsby, Accrington,
Leeds, Birmingham,
Cambridge, Carmarthen,
Kendal, Londales,
North Wales, Preston,
Salford, Scarborough,
St Helens,
They were the Royal Scots,
They were Stockbrokers

We stood as Pals together
We stood as friends should be
We stood as true blood brothers
We wrote our names in history
We wrote our names in history
They wrote our names in history
Track Name: Sweet John Doe
Sweet John Doe

A candle burns for someone’s son
Nobody knows if you’re the one
and did you make somebody proud
Did they watch you as you stood out from the crowd

But who are you, Sweet John Doe
Are you that face that no one knows
Where are you now, Sweet John Doe
Has the darkness claimed another soul

Home for you was a thousand stars
A beret, coat and a body marked with scars
I hope your life, felt complete
And moments, swept you off your feet

But who are you, Sweet John Doe
Are you that face that no one knows
Where are you now, Sweet John Doe
Has the darkness claimed another soul

Let the words that pass, tell a different story
Let the deeds that made a difference show
Let the clouds part, and let the sun come out
Let’s give a name to Sweet John Doe

I hope that love, made you feel so tall
And that you felt a touch of kindness at your door
Track Name: Crystal Tears
Crystal Tears

heaven’s light will guide you
across this muddy field
heaven’s light will find you
when the breath of life is still
on and on they take you
your comfort by your side
chosen just to hold a line
but in God’s eyes you are divine

your marble eyes shine brightly
they shine like perfect stars
your marble eyes shine brightly
then melt like crystal tears

the lights, the noise, the danger
your heart beating like a drum
wide eyed you speed for life
God bless this mercy run

your marble eyes shine brightly
they shine like perfect stars
your marble eyes shine brightly
then melt like crystal tears

You’re the light in all the darkness
You’re the future, you are the seed,
You’re the prize, the gift of nature,
You are the measure of our creed

your marble eyes shine brightly
they shine like perfect stars
your marble eyes shine brightly
then melt like crystal tears

Then they melt like crystal tears
Then they melt like crystal tears
Then they melt like crystal tears


'The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated'.
Mahatma Gandhi
Track Name: An Army Man
An Army Man

He was a two world war man
He fought against the foe
A two world war man
An army man you know
He fought for King and Country
He fought for wife and kids
He was a two world war man
And this is what he did

Too young to be a soldier
But eager to join in
He got a taste of manhood
By being parted from his kin
And hope and love and comfort
Now seemed a distant land
But this would be his life it seemed
And it would make the man

He was a two world war man
He fought against the foe
A two world war man
An army man you know
He fought for King and Country
He fought for wife and kids
He was a two world war man
And this is what he did

Gone four years in the first one
Then had six years of the same
He never saw his kids grow
But his love grew everyday
He worked with men and horses
He boxed to bide his time
He was the classic Tommy
His comrades by his side

He was a two world war man
He fought against the foe
A two world war man
An army man you know
He fought for King and Country
He fought for wife and kids
He was a two world war man
And this is what he did

His medals now hang silent
The tell of one man’s life
They tell of fear and courage
And a patient loving wife
But he lies now in a slumber
he will not awake
He was a two world war man
An army man you know

If you like Mike Grogan, you may also like: