Angels came down- Kevin Costner- alone on a battlefield

April 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm 8 comments

Thought I would share this …. battlefields and young men who have died on them are on my mind this morning – for a couple of reasons….

Angels Came Down -2011 KEVIN COSTNER & MODERN WEST

Walking all alone in the Southern rain
By graveyards and battlefields that blood still stains
Back to a time when the angels came
Walking all alone in the Southern rain

In the forests and the fields so many men were killed
I can hear their cries still echo through these hills
That was the time when the angels came
Walking all alone in the Southern rain

The angels came down to the fallen men
They held their hands and they prayed for them
They carried their souls beyond the moon and the sun
All the way to heaven one by one

The angels worked so hard for so many years
To heaven and back again they shed so many tears
They left no one and they placed no blame
Walking all alone in the Southern rain

The angels came down to the fallen men
They held their hands and they prayed for them
They carried their souls beyond the moon and the sun
All the way to heaven one by one

Walking all alone in the Southern rain
Never heal the troubles never heal the pain
But that was the time when the angels came
Walking all alone in the Southern Rain

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. muley  |  April 15, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Nice!!!

  • 2. Dennis Lamont  |  April 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

    “Never heal the troubles never heal the pain”
    And the “old men” that started it died peacefully in their beds at home. Violence has only worked once (’37-’45) that I can think of.

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  April 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Hand on Heart- I was sent this from England

    “Saluting and wreath laying!

    A question was raised recently about the history behind the placing of our right hand over our hearts at funerals and remembrance services and such like.

    It appears that we are actually placing our hand over our medals. See below:

    The Salute by Veterans at the Cenotaph or Wreath Laying Ceremony

    (Remembrance Service)

    It will be noticed at any Remembrance Service or when passing a Cenotaph Veterans will place their Right Hand over their “Left Side” .

    Many believing that they are placing their ‘Hand over their Heart” in Respect or Remembrance of their Fallen Comrades”;- this is not so.

    The Veterans Salute to their “Fallen Comrades” originated in London on Armistice Day in 1920, during the ceremony to unveil and dedicate the Cenotaph in Whitehall at the same time a funeral procession accompanying the remains of the “Unknown Soldier” halted at the Cenotaph during the ceremony before proceeding to Westminster Abbey for internment .

    Those present included the senior Soldier, Sailor and many Victoria Cross winners. The ceremony concluded with a march past. The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Guard Regiment conducting the ceremony, faced with a gathering of highly decorated and high ranking military men (including many Victoria Cross winners), all wearing rows of medals, decreed that all would salute the Cenotaph as they marched past by placing their hand over their medals

    This signifies that “No matter what honours we may have been awarded they are nothing compared with the honour due to those who paid the supreme sacrifice”.

  • 4. aka mozart  |  April 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Heavy words for heavy hearts…sigh…..

  • 5. Loraine Ritchey  |  April 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Ah Dennis through all the centuries through all the countries and continents of time War has been about – control- freedom from anothers control- religion – and beliefs in “who was right”. who holds the power and the wealth … even WW2 fits into that category . from time immemorial…..terorism of today is about beliefs and control…… Gott mit uns………..

    the song I presume is about the civil war in the US – angels would depend upon just what someone beleives once again as to what exactly is the definition of an angel….. I would like to think as a mother’s child lay dying in the gore of battle another mother’s child reaches out …………… You see I don’t believe in white wings and halos but of the energy/ essence of love – but since I don’t have a name for it I guess angels will suffice.

  • 6. Dennis Lamont  |  April 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    That is why the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” means so much to me!

  • 7. Shawn Mitchell  |  April 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    What beautiful lyrics and such a touching, haunting melody. This song is a wonderful tribute to those who gave all, esp. in Vietnam

  • 8. JEANIE kIRBY  |  April 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I was so touched by this song I am sending it to my Son-in-Law Jim Lederle a Veteran who has started his own radio station dedicated to any Veteran and their familys. It is called American Veterans Radio http://www.avradio.org.E-mail is americanveteransradio@gmail.com. He started this in a room in their house and it has gone world wide slowly. I hope you tune in talk, listel, cry, whatever, he is their for you.

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