Gary Miller Songs

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House of War

Lyrics

Home from the battle

No respite in store

For father back home

To the House of War


The child on his lap

Strokes his medals in awe

Growing up fast

In the House of War


Beat the drum loudly

March across the floor

Innocents lambs

In a House of War


War is a game

That children adore

As they're bred to kill

In a House of War


But Granmother knows

She's seen it before

Can't bear to look

On the House of War


One skittle left standing

The rest are no more

For Death comes cheap

In a House of War


Bulldogs bark

And lions roar

A clarion call

To the House of War



(Gary Miller)


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The Volunteers, 1860, by Frederick Daniel Hardy: York Museums Trust

 

Notes

A poem commissioned for 'Reflections on War', a community arts project and exhibition at York Art Gallery for York Museums Trust.


Inspired by the painting 'The Volunteers' (1860) by Frederick Daniel Hardy (1826-1911), York Museums Trust.


Other songs and poems from the 'Reflections on War' project include 'A Hospital Ship at Tobruk''Battleships''Bold as Brass', 'Grandpa Mill''One Soldier's Thoughts', 'Sister of Mercy''Soldiers of the Lord', 'Somewhere at the Front, Somewhere', 'Twa Scots Soldiers', 'Yellow Bird'.

 

Publications


Reflections on War

York Art Gallery