Thursday, July 24, 2008

Brothers in arms

Brothers in arms

These mist covered mountains

Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day youll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And youll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
Ive watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

Theres so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But its written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

this one is for jon .......for introducing me to this song .... and singing it as loud as possible because it is his favourite ... and making me think about what each sentence means ........

only a man from the forces can understand the agony of not being able to see ur kids 6 months at a time .... and not being able to walk into ur farm and eat the paddy and spit out the husk to check if it is ok .... their UNIT becomes everything for them ... it reallly does become home for them ... every boy who is sent to become a man is made to join the army ... not knowing what lies in store for him ... but that is what makes him different from us .... he doesnt wimp out and find the nearest getaway ...... he stands with his brothers and fellow men ..... geared up to fight what comes from the other side.. he is a man who doesnt mind fighting for another soldier ... he is a man who is respected ... whose mum gloats about because "mera beta fauj main hai ".... he is the man who fights for us to sleep in peace .... he is the man who doesn't mind giving up a good nights sleep ........ he is the man .. who stands up when a woman walks by and salutes if he is an officer from the higher rank ... he is the man that doesnt ever forget his manners ..... or his responsibilities..... he is a man ... who has truly seen india in her most beautiful form .he is a man every mother would want for her daughter ... he is a man every father would want his son to become ... he is a man every friend talks about ...he makes our hearts soar and will take on a challenge at any time of the day ... where have those men gone ..where??.... and i am so sure mark knopfler and dire straits did not write it for us .... but i say this to every one who knows a soldier ... just say .. thank you... and smile ... he will know what it is about .. and he will remember his brothers in arms ...

this i dedicate to my dad ... for being my idol and my role model since i was a chubby little girl who sat on his shoulder ..... i dont think anyone will ever know what it feels like to see ur dad get a medal from the president.... for fighting for his country ...... "pappa i couldnt have been prouder ..... thank u "......

10 comments:

nids!!! said...

the best post by far!!!
cheers to your dad and every single soldier out there!! cheers to the courage they have!!

ummmaaaahh! love you babe!! brilliant work!

Robin said...

the best that i have read so far!
Thank God for their efforts to keep our country strong, safe and free..
it made me want to stand up n salute..made me feel so humble b4 all the courage, commitment n love they have for our country..i think no words can ever describe or thank them for what they do for us.. It's hard to know what to say or how to thank someone who does such a great service to you, your family and your country..also hats off 2 all those families which sacrifice their loved ones, only bcoz they want their country's flag flying high..you make me proud every time u write aishu!!keep going girl!great piece of writing!
we luv u so so soooooo much our kothi pilla!!mmmmmuuuuuaaahhhhhh..
to every soldier..for stepping up, for answering the call, for defending our lives...you are our heroes..if it weren't for you,we might not be here right now..


...n this time its me n not ur robin anna..:(..luv u pilla!

shuuuu said...

to nids .... thank u thank u .. yeah dad says thank u .... :):) and muaahhhhhhhhh love ya tooo

shuuuu said...

to pinky .... first u shud start a blog .... u write reallly well .. heheh shows u r EFL bred .... hehehehe ...... second i know it is u only .. muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thank u thank u ... really glad u feel the way u do .. there arent many who feel this way ... but thank u .. and from every soldier too ... he says he doesnt mind safeguarding his country for u ... :):)

mary said...

i had tears in my eyes wen i read it...amazing post shu..best 1 so far!! yea they r our real heroes!!...jus wanna say a big thank u to every1 4 all that they do 4 us..4 ppl they dont even know!!...all respect to all of em!!

shuuuu said...

to mary .... are usure it was the blog and not some dust in ur eye :D:D
muaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh love ya ... yeah they r gods no just heroes .... love ya babe ... big hugssss and thank u :)

Divya said...

If
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run --
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man[ woman!!], my dear one...!

i know you have hard this poem so many times,.but this is for all those people who read your blog... in the everyday humdrum of your lives... you tend to forget the greatness that you should be aspiring for.. even dogs and cows exist... you kids are the future.. you have to do more than that!...

so many times in life we dont do better.. cos we dont know better.... so aspire to know... to read... to question the BIG things.. not only whats for lunch!..
pssst... i love what you have written about dad... love.. MOM

shuuuu said...

to ma ..... how can i forget that poem ... it was stuck on my cupboard when i came back from school one day in 5th standard .... but after shifting homes also .. dat poem stuck on every cupboard it could find ...... heheheh thanks ma .... and ... thanks about the dad thing ... hoping he reads it someday .... :)

jona said...

hmm ...my favourite song... infact one of the best songs ever written by one of the best singer and musician of all time...
ok .. i think i already talk a lot bout him and his blessed talent ...

the song is so damn meaningful .. i think it has the most deepest meaning in more ways than one...

im sorry i dint write a comment earlier.. but it is an amazing post...
im so glad u wrote bout this song in particular ..
hats off to all the gentleman saving our country ...
hats off to the ones who are saving their own ...

keep writin babe! .. mwah

shuuuu said...

to jon .. heheh thankkkkk u so muchhh ..... for the comment yes yes :)will keepp writingg .. muaahh and i know how muchh u love this songg :):) bigg hugssss .....