Dance the War Away

I had a dream while sleeping low
As vivid as the day:
You were fighting by my side
Bedecked with colors gay.
You leapt, you ran, you smiled, you sang
I felt my bravery swell
Standing with you at my side
As swords around us fell.

Arm by arm, no one could harm us
Dancing through the fray
A merry singing in my ears
As we danced the war away.

The field was grassy flat and green
The banners rippling waves
We heard “lay on” the cannon roar
And a mighty fight we gave.

The sky was blue, cloudless, bright
Our golden armor shone
Such Joie de combat in the air
As I had never known

Arm by arm, no one could harm us
Dancing through the fray
A merry singing in my ears
As we danced the war away.

Arm by arm, no one could harm us
Dancing through the fray
A merry singing in my ears
As we danced the war away.

The beating of the battle drum
Called out its rough tattoo.
The rhythm of my coeur de guerre
Matched every beat with you.

Surrounded by our friends we were
On fields bordered with hay
We helped raise up our the noble dead
And together walked way.

Arm by arm, no one could harm us
Dancing through the fray
A merry singing in my ears
As we danced the war away.

I had a dream while sleeping low
As vivid as the day…
So real I thought I lived it once
Perhaps some day I may.

Arm by arm, no one could harm us
Dancing through the fray
A merry singing in my ears
As we danced the war away…
A merry singing in my ears
As we danced the war away.