So Many Words Left Unsaid (The Soldier)

from by Mark Nichols

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Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, Music by Mark Nichols


So many words are said,
So many words are left unsaid

The soldier has come
Where he comes from he does not say
Hear what he thought, but did not say

The battle began grey at dawn
Grew bloody at noon
The first man fell in front of me
The second fell behind me
The third fell at my side
I trod on the first, left the second behind
The third run threw by the captain
One of my brothers died by steel
The other by smoke
My neck caught fire
My hands froze in my gloves
My toes froze in my socks
I fed on aspen buds,
I drank maple juice
I slept on stone in water


from Caucasian Chalk Circle, released November 13, 2012
Performed by Mark Nichols



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Mark Nichols Los Angeles, California

Is a writer, director, composer and filmmaker, but is known mainly as a creator of music theater works, including HOW TO SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE: A BURNING OPERA, LITTLE BOY GOES TO HELL, JOE BEAN, and for his popular score for Brecht's CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Info at ... more


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