You Never Lived To See


Arís Celebration Choir – Requiem for a Soldier

Kamen and Musker‘s ‘Requiem for A Soldier’ from the mini-series  Band of Brothers.

Sung by a Kilkenny-based, all-female choir conducted by Veronica MaCarron.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice day on November 11.

Aris Choir

7 thoughts on “You Never Lived To See

  1. The Dude

    Pity to see the immediate use of the poppy – a symbol synonymous with fund raising for the UK armed forces…

  2. Truth in the News

    Who sent all these youth and men to be used as cannon fodder, brave they were but foolish
    to listen to the propaganda of the armchair generals….what exact peace did they achieve as
    21 years later it led to another war…..indeed when it was all over it led to demise of Empire
    and to cap it all the very nation they sought to conquer is now the industrial giant of Europe
    and they ain’t sporting poppies……The Prussian Junkers have not gone away:

    1. Clampers Outside!

      I was signing in on the new app, didn’t mean to post that… oops!

      Just wanted to say, I do like the look of it, the Android updated app.

      All the best with it BS!

  3. ReproButina

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you’ll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      if we’re talking war poems:

      I know that I shall meet my fate,
      Somewhere among the clouds above;
      Those that I fight I do not hate,
      Those that I guard I do not love;
      My country is Kiltartan Cross,
      My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
      No likely end could bring them loss
      Or leave them happier than before.
      Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
      Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
      A lonely impulse of delight
      Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
      I balanced all, brought all to mind,
      The years to come seemed waste of breath,
      A waste of breath the years behind
      In balance with this life, this death

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