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Book XI

from Lent 2010 by Once in a Moon



Book eleven of the Aeneid opens with a twelve day truce so that both sides may bury their dead, but this is interrupted when war breaks out again.

The music is from the First Movement of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (The Overture) and is taken from a recording of a performance at Bury Court, Bentley.


When the fight is finally done the sun still rises over head
To let those with eyes survey their wounded and their dead
They mourn, the grief
A pain beyond belief
But still they live with hearts heavy as lead
But what else should they do instead?

But what if anger can not be contained?
Or restrained?

They killed my friend
They killed my son
They killed my love
They killed my hope
They must not live
They can not live
We live through hate
We can't forgive
Fetch a sword
Fetch a shield
Fetch a bow
Fetch a spear
Fetch me anything you can
To help me kill my enemy
My enemy
A man like me
Who walks and talks and breathes
Let me mourn my friend
For we all know this war must end


from Lent 2010, track released March 30, 2010
Music written by Henry Purcell and Performed by Southbank Sinfonia. Lyrics and Vocals by Robert Wells.




Once in a Moon UK

Robert Wells is a dabbler and a potterer residing in South London. This started as a challenge to write a new song every month (hence the name). He is also an actor, artist, technician and librarian.

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