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  1. Up We Go

From the album Up We Go

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Lyrics

Up We Go

Touch the hand, touch the heart
Strike the flag and bar the door
Beat the plowshares into swords
March into eternity

Hey hey up we go - hey hey up we go

Men will build and men will fight
Women know the awful truth
Of husbands, sons and fathers lost
Not to love but to conviction

Hey hey up we go - hey hey up we go

While righteous ones with wings of gold
Seek to harvest what they’ve sown
Their wagons piled with carrion high
Into the misty eve withdraw

———Bridge———
Now boys in gray and boys in blue
Boys clad in rags of other hue
Hand in hand will all descend, soul to proffer, knee to bend
To cower ‘neath the baleful eye
Of she who sits in judgement

Hey hey up we go - hey hey up we go

In your closet as in mine
A pas de deux with mournful glee
Ahhh … the bones … they rattle so
Those wind chimes of the dead

Some come to dance upon your grave
Some leave behind their bitter tears
Others simply pause and stare
Some come in supplication

The aperture of truth shall show
As middle distance comes to fore
Lovers kneeling at your stone
You beg of them to weep no more
You beg of them to weep no more

Hey hey up we go - hey hey up we go
Hey hey up we go - hey hey up we go