Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget © Jon Davis 2015


Australia was 14 years old when she called her sons to war

Filled with youth, pride and excitement,

They didn’t know what they were fighting for

They joined forces with New Zealand and forged a new identity

They became known as ANZACs at a place called Gallipoli


They weren’t prepared for bullets, bombs or freezing cold at night

No one told them grown men cry or lay trembling in fright

They were armed with just a 303 and simple bayonette

So in memory of our diggers, we say “Lest We Forget”


Chorus

This story must be told

Of brave women and men

May this message be our warning

As we remember them


War broke out in 39 with Australia now a target

On 19 February 1942 they bombed the town of Darwin

Since then Australians many times have entered the fray

And we commemorate that spirit every ANZAC day


Chorus

This story must be told

Of brave women and men

May this message be our warning

As we remember them


(Spoken)

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them


In times of need when the world calls Australia will be there

Taking forth the ANZAC spirit where only the bravest dare

While at home we live in freedom, forever in their debt

We honour all our fallen; “Lest We Forget”


Call & Response

Their story must be told

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

It must never happen again

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

This lesson is our warning

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

We will remember them


“Lest We Forget”

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