Airfield on Sunwick (Single)

by Machines Dream

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This song came from Chris Belsito, who sent us brilliant lyrics about a Syrian brown bear named Wojtek that accompanied the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish III Corps in WWII. Whereas most of the songs on this album are on the dark side, this one is not. In the hell of war the soldiers' humanity was rescued by Wojtek. Our manager Eugene had the idea of asking Jakub Olejnik from Maze of Sound to add some vocals in both English and Polish.

The full version appears on the album Black Science (12 June 2017).

lyrics

They were just young boys far away from home
Deported and exiled together alone
Left behind labour and notes for their mums
Given amnesty for enlistment, traded labour for guns.

'42 flowed like a river to the Caspian shores
No more code tap tap tappin' on the concrete floors
No homeland, just gun oil and flags from the east
A new army rose out of prisoners released.

Keep, keep your eyes ahead
Always keep your faith
That you're going home.

(You got to)

Keep, keep your eyes ahead
Always keep your faith
That you're going home
With the love of god and Wojtek.

And Wojtek.

After all the orders are well good and gone
We'll demobilize you boys but we can't send you home
At the airfield on Sunwick the news broke out
"He enjoyed the war fellas, but he won't make it out".

"Throw a cigarette to your hero in his new prison home,
He enjoyed the war fellas, he'll have to go it alone"

Keep, keep your eyes ahead
Always keep your faith
That you're going home.

(You got to)

Keep, keep your eyes ahead
Always keep your faith
That you're going home
With the love of god and Wojtek.

(repeat)

credits

released May 15, 2017
Lyrics: Chris Belsito.
Vocals: Craig West.
Vocals: Jakub Olejnik (chorus and outro).

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