Blue star beam Slides by a smoky moon Dances through Saturn’s rings A lone abyssal tune Lingers by the Jovian storms Then on to lunar dust Down through cool and silent sky Drawn down and down like lust Brief it touches silken skin Pauses for a spell Then down into the darkness Of the iris that does swell.
So the soldier walks alone beneath the starry night He has no aim but distance from the bloody fight But the war it still pursues him snapping at his heels He slips into the forest deep beyond those broken hills
O glory days Those glory days They’ve shattered and they fade They only left a rumour A shadow where they laid
So the sword is silenced with a deep and lasting chill In his heart, the war goes on the beating never still Behind the hallowed orders that laid so many low Is revealed the empty truth the sickest, cruellest blow
O glory days Those glory days They’re gone they never were So the soldier walks away from guilt that he defers