10,000 Maniacs The Latin One Lyrics

Secrets of the I Ching Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War
  • Bent double like old beggars in sacks
    Knock kneed and cursing or coughing like hags
    Men marched on sleeping some without boots
    Fatigue drunken deaf still to the hoots

    Of breaking gas shells
    Dropping softly behind
    But limped on bloodshed
    All went lame all went blind

    Gas gas quick boys fumbling helmets in time
    Someone still screaming a man in fire or lime
    Under a gray cloud dim dark through green light
    In all my dreaming before my helpless sight

    He plunges at me
    Choking guttering drowning
    Put in a wagon he had to keep pace
    As his eyes melt to his face

    If you could hear blood
    Gurgling from ruptured lungs
    If you could witness
    Vile sores on innocent tongues

    You would not tell me
    Not with such pride and such zest
    The lies of history
    Dulce et decorum est

    Pro patria mori
    Some desperate glory
    Pro patria mori
    As witness disturbs the story
    Pro patria mori
    Stand firm boys breathe the glory
    Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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