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Wylde Nept: Music & Lyrics

Before The Kisses Fade

(Wylde Nept)
2005
Music by Wayne Twombley | Lyrics by Westan James

If you decide to go off to war, and leave your true love behind; this may be the price you pay. Especially if you sign up for something called the Hundred Years’ War. Of course, there may be worse things that could happen.

I awoke in Germany after a month of sleep
With my true love ten thousand miles away
An ocean and the enemy between the two of us
With my true love ten thousand miles away
 
Now I arrive in London town after a month of pain
With my true love a thousand miles away
A hellride north with all due haste, I’ve been at war too long
With my true love a thousand miles away
 
Ride on through wind and weather!
Ride on through pain and thunder!
Ride on!
Before the kisses fade!
 
My horse is painted foam and fleck, I’ve traded now through four
With my true love five hundred miles away
I wear a cloak of wind and dust, my clothes are worn and tore
With my true love five hundred miles away
 
I see her face before me now, the glory of her smile
With my true love a hundred miles away
I smell the sunshine in her hair stronger by the mile
With my true love a hundred miles away
 
Ride on through wind and weather!
Ride on through pain and thunder!
Ride on!
Before the kisses fade!
 
I see her now upon the square so close that we could touch
With my true love a hundred miles away
She doesn’t know me anymore, I begin to blush
With my true love five hundred miles away
 
In her arms a new born child held closely to her breast
With my true love a thousand miles away
A brand new husband by her side, pride upon his chest
With my true love ten thousand miles away
 
Ride on through wind and weather!
Ride on through pain and thunder!
Ride on!
Ride on!
Ride on!
Until the kisses fade…