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  1. Vimy

From the album Signal Hill

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Words and Music by Mattie Leon
Drums by Mike Leon
Produced by Mattie Leon
Mixed by Josh Bowman
Mastered by Reuben Ghose

*This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters

Lyrics

Turning of the century
Decade in you came to me
I kissed you on the darkest night
Prayed you be my whole life

We were barely 17
and everyone we loved it seemed
was leaving on a ship each night
heading for the front lines

Never been to France before
was thinking 'bout it more and more
'cause everybody swore to me
the war was fighting tyranny

So I lied a couple hundred days
when I went to tell them 'bout my age
Joked that if I don't get killed
maybe I could love you still

Maybe I could love you still
Maybe I just always will
Whether I get home or perish on the hill

Spring had hit the countryside
the morning that we all arrived
and staring at the cratered hills
Hearts were at a standstill

They said there'd be adventure here
but March began to disappear
We heard about the ways they kill
now I pray that I can love you still

Pray that I can love you still
Maybe I just always will
Whether I get home or perish on the hill

I could feel you
as we hid in souterrains
waiting for the clear
Our fears
on the Vimy plains