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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest … more »

Who are these ones who would lead us now
To the sound of a thousand guns
Who'd storm the gates of hell itself 
To the tune of a single drum?

 Where are the girls of the neighborhood bars
 Whose loves were lost at sea
In the hills of France and on German soil
From Saigon to Wounded Knee?

Who come from long lines of soldiers  Whose duty was fulfilled 
In the words of a warrior's will
And protocol 

 Where are the boys in their coats of blue
Who flew when their eyes were blind?
Was God in town for the Roman games
Was he there when the deals were signed?

Who are the kings in their coats of mail
Who road by the cross to die?
Did they all go down into worthiness?
Is it wrong for a king to cry?
And who are these ones who would have us now
 Whose presence in concealed  Whose nature is revealed 
In a time bomb?

Last of all you old sea dogs
Who travel after whale 
You'd storm the gates of hell itself 
For the taste of a mermaid's tail
Who come from long lines of skippers  Whose duty was fulfilled 
In the words of a warrior's will
And protocol

Written by: GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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