CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
“…Mourning in the aerodrome,
the weather warmer,
he is colder.
Four men in uniform
to carry home
my little soldier...”
Kate Bush possess a unique approach to her songwriting. Her quirky verses add intrigue. Her 1980 album 'Never For Ever' featured the single "Army Dreamers".
The track deals with war and the waste of lives involved. Sung from the perspective of a grieving mother, the song begins with her greeting her lifeless son. As she retraces his short life, she searches for other options he might have pursued: rock star, politician or father. The bereaved mother realizes her son's choices in life were limited, but this brings her little comfort when faced with the futility of war.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: