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Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11...11:00 am

Thank you to all the Veterans.

Here are links to posts the are commemorating this day:

"In the Middle of the Right" 


"Musings over a Pint"


"Old NFO"

"Daddy Bear's Den" 

"Listen to Uncle Jay" 

"Lonely is the Night" 

"Nail your Colors to the Mast" 


"A Trainwreck in Maxwell" 

"Standing Outside Looking In"

"Guffaw in AZ"



 The Gunner's Dream (Waters)

Floating down through the clouds
Memories come rushing up to meet me now.
In the space between the heavens
and in the corner of some foreign field
I had a dream.
I had a dream.
Good-bye Max.
Good-bye Ma.
After the service when you're walking slowly to the car
And the silver in her hair shines in the cold November air
You hear the tolling bell
And touch the silk in your lapel
And as the tear drops rise to meet the comfort of the band
You take her frail hand
And hold on to the dream.
A place to stay
"Oi! A real one ..."
Enough to eat
Somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street
Where you can speak out loud
About your doubts and fears
And what's more no-one ever disappears
You never hear their standard issue kicking in your door.
You can relax on both sides of the tracks
And maniacs don't blow holes in bandsmen by remote control
And everyone has recourse to the law
And no-one kills the children anymore.
And no one kills the children anymore.

Night after night
Going round and round my brain
His dream is driving me insane.
In the corner of some foreign field
The gunner sleeps tonight.
What's done is done.
We cannot just write off his final scene.
Take heed of his dream.
Take heed.



  1. One of my favorite Pink Floyd songs. I have that final verse "A place to stay, etc." memorized. It encapsulates in just a few lines all of the things that, if we had them, would make this old world a pretty nice place.

  2. Glad you enjoyed that Bob...

    Pink Floyd is my favorite band.

  3. Thanks Pissed~ Hope you had a Great Day :)


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