No One Left to Cry

Retro-Phil

This alternative style song started off life in the late 1980’s when the cold war was in full sway and sweeping changes were to come. It was inspired by possible nuclear war. I finally produced it in 2014. Dark lyrics but I hope they do some good.

No one left to cry © Copyright Philip J. Poole 2015

Lyrics

As the flowers slowly die
and the birds fall from the sky.
What becomes of you and I
when all this is over ?

A thousand times we have seen
and thought of things that could have been.
Technology's silver dream,
could it be obscene ?

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, I hope they will remember us.
As our children slowly die with no-one left to cry.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, I hope they will remember us.
As our children slowly die with no-one left to cry.

There are no more rivers.
There are no more trees.
There are no more people.
Just ashes in the breeze.

Tell me what this was for
because I cannot see.
Why we're here today
to live this destiny.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, I hope they will remember us.
As our children slowly die with no-one left to cry.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, I hope they will remember us.
As our children slowly die with no-one left to cry.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, I hope they will remember us.
As our children slowly die with no-one left to cry.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, I hope they will remember us.

Vocals Oliver Poole
Backing vocals Doris Ackermann
Drums Nic Burrows
Bass Chris Smith
Drum production Chris Smith
Everything else Retro-Phil

This song started off life in the late 1980's when the cold war was in full sway and sweeping changes were to come. It was inspired by the thought that we have come close to nuclear war on several occasions (1962 and 1983 are the dates that stick in my mind). I don't think it's a war you can win because there will be no one left to cry. Nevertheless it is not all dark - the phonetic message at the start is "love can save us".

I am very fortunate to have had help from Nic and Chris. They are both fine musicians and Nic's drums and Chris' bass are very much appreciated. I must also thank my friend Doris (who is a professional singer in her own right) for doing the backing vocals. She told me that if I ever recorded this song she would like to do them and she did! My son Oliver really wanted to sing this song and actually he kicked me into producing it, so thanks Oliver. His voice is certainly better suited to this song than mine.

My sincere thanks to you all, Retro-Phil

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