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The Menin Gate

From the album "To End All Wars" by Avrio

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                        THE MENIN GATE
 VERSE 1

 IF YOUR NAME IS ON THE MENIN GATE
 YOU WERE IN THE WAR THEY SAY WAS GREAT
 NOW I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE
 ARE YOU NEAR OR ARE YOU FAR
 WERE YOU IN THE WRONG PLACE OR WAS IT FATE

 VERSE 2
 THERE'S SO MANY OF YOU LOST SOMEWHERE
 NOW YOU'RE HIDDEN FROM THE ONES WHO REALLY CARE
 JUST A NAME UPON A WALL
 NO-ONE EVEN SAW YOU FALL
 DID YOU KNOW YOU'D GIVE YOUR LIFE AND WAS IT FAIR

 CHORUS
 AT THE MENIN GATE
 PEOPLE STAND AND WAIT
 FOR THE BUGLERS CALL
 TO THE NAMES ON THE WALL

 VERSE 3
 DID YOU VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT THE FOE
 DID YOU SIGN UP WITH THE FRIENDS YOU KNOW
 WOULD YOU DO IT ALL AGAIN
 WOULD YOU DIE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS
 WERE YOU JUST A VICTIM LONG, LONG AGO

 CHORUS
 AT THE MENIN GATE
 PEOPLE STAND AND WAIT
 FOR THE BUGLERS CALL
 TO THE NAMES ON THE WALL

 BRIDGE
 THE NAMES ARE ALL THAT'S LEFT TO SEE
 THEY'RE CALLING OUT TO YOU AND TO ME
 “WHY DID WE HAVE TO DIE”
 “WE'RE GONE AND WE CAN'T CRY”
 “REMEMBER US WE'RE LOST AND DON'T KNOW WHY”

 VERSE 4
 SO MOURN THE MILLIONS WHO HAVE DIED
 THEIR SUFFERING CAN'T BE DENIED
 BUT WILL THE FIGHTING END
 WILL WE DO IT ALL AGAIN
 IT'S EVERYONE WHO MUST DECIDE

 IT'S EVERYONE WHO MUST DECIDE

 © 2012 JOHN HAWKINS
To End All Wars