Let England Shake - The Colour of the Earth

The Colour of the Earth

PJ Harvey


The Colour of the Earth Letra

Louis was my dearest friend
Fighting in the ANZAC trench
Louis ran forth from the line
I never saw him again

Later in the dark
I thought I heard Louis' voice
Calling for his mother, then me
But I couldn't get to him

He's still up on that hill
20 years on that hill
Nothing more than a pile of bones
But I think of him still

If I was asked I'd tell
The colour of the earth that day
It was dull and browny red
The colour of blood, I'd say