Tender Comrade
Billy Bragg Lyrics


What will you do when the war is over, tender comrade
When we lay down our weary guns
When we return home to our wives and families
And look into the eyes of our sons
What will you say of the bond we had, tender comrade
Will you say that we were brave
As the shells fell all around us
Or that we wept and cried for our mothers
And cursed our fathers
For forgetting that all men are brothers

Will you say that we were heroes
Or that fear of dying among strangers
Tore our innocence and false shame away
And from that moment on deep in my heart I knew
That I would only give my life for love

Brothers in arms in each other arms
Was the only time that I was not afraid
What will you do when the war is over, tender comrade
When we cast off these khaki clothes
And go our separate ways
What will you say of the bond we had
Tender comrade

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Written by: BILLY BRAGG

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Comments from YouTube:

Jamie Goddard

heartbreakingly beautiful should be played at every festival of rememberance to pay homage to all those who died in war for freedom thanks billy for this stunning song

lonewolffullmoon

I’ll second that!!!

Bulldog Madhav

100 years ago today the guns fell silent for a bit.

lonewolffullmoon

Hauntingly beautiful thank you

useacondompeople

Amazing. ! timeless.

Aria Jade

James?

grassoner

per gentilesa del servei d'atenció al client de TVE3, revisat:

Que mirem els nostres fills als ulls?
Què els explicaràs del lligam que teníem, tendre camerada?
Els diràs que vam ser valents
mentre les bombes queien tot al voltant?
O que vam plorar i cridar les mares,
i insultar els pares
per haver oblidat que tots els homes són germans?
Els diràs que vam ser uns herois?
o bé que la por de morir entre estranys
ens va fer perdre la innocència i la falsa vergonya?
i que des d'aquell moment, en el fons del bell cor,
vaig saber que només donaria la vida per estimar.
Germans en armes, els uns als braços dels altres.
Va ser l'únic moment en què no vaig tenir por.
Què faràs quan s'acabi la guerra, tendre camerada?
Quan abandonem aquesta roba caqui
i cadascú segueixi el seu camí?
Què els explicaràs del lligam que teníem, tendre camerada?

tendre camerada, de Billy Bragg
(hi manquen els tres o quatre primers versos)

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