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pj harvey – the colour of the earth lyrics


“the colour of the earth”
(feat. mick harvey)

louis was my dearest friend
fighting in the anzac trench
louis ran forward 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