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February 25, 2005

I Want to See My Family

New Order
"Love Vigilantes"
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NOTES: This is likely the most upbeat song - musically rather than lyrically - about death during combat that I've ever heard. I always liked the chorus; such a simple, beautiful sentiment.

Oh Iíve just come
From the land of the sun
From a war that must be won
In the name of truth
With our soldiers so brave
Your freedom we will save
With our rifles and grenades
And some help from God

I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
Iíve got to go home
Iíve been so alone, you see

You just canít believe
The joy I did receive
When I finally got my leave
And I was going home
Oh I flew through the sky
My convictions could not lie
For my country I would die
And I will see it soon

I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
Iíve got to go home
Iíve been so alone, you see

When I walked through the door
My wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore
I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand
And I saw the telegram
That said that I was a brave, brave man
But that I was dead

I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
Iíve got to go home
Iíve been so alone, you see

Posted by Highwaygirl on February 25, 2005 10:39 AM to the category The Key of Life
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I remember the first time I heard this song. I had just come home from Desert Storm or some time shortly thereafter. I only heard it on the radio once, and did not know who sang it. I never forgot the chourus, and found this through google! The simplicity of it is deceiving. The song touched me greatly and personaly, though I think it is intended as a protest.

Posted by: Bill at October 3, 2005 10:25 PM

Friend ....thereīs much time I was looking for this mp3....very tanks for that...this music is a classic of 80īs years and I have good memories about that in my life ...I live in Brazil and the New Order was a big sucess here in 80īs..thank you again...Rodrigo

Posted by: Rodrigo Dalcin at October 30, 2005 10:47 AM

Hi Mate! Wanted to say 'thank you' too. As you probably know, New Order was a massive hit in Germany. I'm a Peruvian music crave and at the time I had a very beautiful German girlfriend. We both lived in Lima and we used to enjoy the band's tunes. Great times...

Posted by: Armando at October 31, 2005 10:49 PM
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