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A SONG FOR THE ANZACS

one minute silence

The Centenary of ANZAC will be celebrated this month, and in a special collaboration Tex Perkins has recorded a song called One Minute’s Silence featuring Australian Rules Football icon, Ron Barassi. Also taking part are The Steel Springs, The Welsh Choir, with Barassi who providing the voice of an unknown soldier.

One Minute’s Silence was written by Matthew Hardy author of the best-seller Saturday Afternoon Fever, aided by musician Richard Gillard. This song will be performed live for the very first time by The Steel Springs with Tex Perkins at the MCG (Essendon v. Collingwood game) on Anzac Day, Saturday, April 25.

The single is available via iTunes for $2.19 with proceeds to LEGACY.

One Minute’s Silence – Lyrics

One minute’s silence, lest we forget
The Army Corp that went to war
And still haven’t come home yet

One minute’s silence
Dawn service at the Shrine
Keep April 25 alive
Remember those who did not survive

One minute’s silence
For we are young and free
Went to fight to uphold our rights
Landed at Gallipoli
One minute’s silence
For we are young and free
One minute’s silence
For we are young and free

We love our island
Safe in the South Seas
Some call us lucky
As lucky as we can be
Some say it’s beautiful
Almost Heavenly
Because the Anzacs
Ensured that it would be

One minute’s silence
Gunfire lights the sky
It’s not surprising
They played two-up on the sly
Have a beer if you’re near an RSL
Wear a medal proud on your lapel
Spare a thought for those who endured Hell

One minute’s silence
Preserve the legacy
For diggers and their families
Respect their memories
One minute’s silence
For we are young and free

Spare a moment’s silence for me
I was once like you
Young and free
Your future is my history
Lest we forget

One minute’s silence, lest we forget
The Army Corp that went to war
And still haven’t come home yet.

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