The Peasants’ March

An excerpt from Addleberg Lang:

This song was the first song that I ever wrote, before I was even super serious about being a writer. The setting for the song is the war torn country of Saevus, in the world Amentia. The song is one that Drew Hawthorne, main character of the series Age of War, hears while he’s recruiting soldiers for his war against Kleitus, a neighboring country. Drew never had a family or anyone he truly cared about growing up, so the notion mourning is quite foreign to him. He doesn’t realize what he’s doing to the people of his country; how many families he’s tearing apart, how many widows and orphans he’s making. This song haunts him for years, and he remembers it each time he walks across a battlefield. And when he finally sympathizes with the song himself, living with his wife and children, it’s too late for him to reverse all the strife he’s caused.

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I say my dear don't cry no more 
I've gone away to fight a war
Even though I don't agree
My foes are just as poor as me

Hail the soldiers, fathers and sons
They've gone to war every one
Half may die though maybe more
But don't forget to leave a light out by the door

I say my son don't cheer no more
You're far too young to go to war
But we must obey the royalty
So you must come away with me

Hail the soldiers, fathers and sons
They've gone to war every one
Half may die though maybe more
But don't forget to leave a light out by the door

I say my love don't weep no more
For I shall not return from war
You must find someone else to love
And I will guard you from above

Hail the soldiers, fathers and sons
They've gone to war every one
Half may die though maybe more
But don't forget to leave a light out by the door