Dreadnoughts, The - Black And White Lyrics




Well how do you do and what's your name
And where you from sir
Welcome to the last domain
Welcome to the Somme, sir

Fifty-nines for seven days
Flares up on the tenth night
Jesus help the man who strays
Into the black and white

Worms are in the carrion bread
Rats are in the water
So be merry or so be dead
Back into the slaughter

She don't the color ya blood
Read between the lines, sir
Follow me into the mud
It's not your time sir

Now, walk into the black and white
Come underground
Death is on the prowl tonight
The black and white

Some say the devil is dead
But in our opinion
She's as real as you or I
This is her dominion

Plus ca change plus c'est la meme
Lovely observation
Come the morning she'll arrange
A demonstration

Now, walk into the black and white
Come underground
Death is on the prowl tonight
The black and white

Well didja know his father well
Were you both at Clifton
Did he play beneath the boughs
Of his daddy's Lindens

Now he's face down in the ground
Turning into dust, sir
Who gave him this final round
Who did he trust, sir?

Now, walk into the black and white
Come underground
Death is on the prowl tonight
Come on men, walk into the black and white
Come underground
Death is on the prowl tonight
The black and white





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  1. Kulovi CZ

    It sounds like field soldier is taking tour to high ranking officer who is first time in the trench.

    The Dreadnoughts

    Correct!

    Kulovi CZ

    @The Dreadnoughts Damn, now this song got deeper meaning. Thank you guys, the lyrics are just briliant.

  2. Živá Urážka

    another underrated band, why do people listen to shitty stuff like mumble rap?

    The Dreadnoughts

    HEY, our new album is going to be all mumble rap!

  3. zolris

    god all of your guys' music is good

  4. solarisengineering15

    The twisted darkness of the Battle of the Somme comes to life in this song. The drumbeat hits like artillery and cracks like rifles. The fiddle screams like burning men. Both lyrically and musically, it paints an apocalyptic picture of the war. The men who lived through that hell were changed forever.


    Thank you, members of the Dreadnoughts, for telling their story like no one else could.

    Submarine in the Sky

    The "contemptually jolly" tone of the singer complements that pretty well, I think.

    solarisengineering15

    @Submarine in the Sky That's a good point. One line in the song is a pretty good example of that:
    "Plus ca change plus c'est la meme
    ."
    "Lovely observation."
    Literally, saying the more it changes the more it stays the same is a lovely observation. This is exactly the kind of dark humour most soldiers use to cope with the horrors of war. My personal favourite line in the song is:
    "Some say the devil is dead
    But in our opinion
    She's as real as you or I
    This is her dominion"
    Gives me the chills every time.

    Kotryna

    For me, the strongest point in the song here is this "sir", repeated so many times, but bitterly, with little respect. I can imagine a private right from trenches, where he'd spent few wet, cold and bloody months, exhausted to the "kiss my arse" level, and a fancy officer with bright new uniform, straight from railway station. Strong song, and strong album. Glad to find it.

  5. Alec Hachman

    Lyrics
    Well how do you do and what's your name
    And where you from sir
    Welcome to the last domain
    Welcome to the Somme, sir
    Fifty-nines for seven days
    Flares up on the tenth night
    Jesus help the man who strays
    Into the black and white

    Worms are in the carrion bread
    Rats are in the water
    So be merry or so be dead
    Back into the slaughter
    She don't care the color ya blood
    Read between the lines, sir
    Follow me into the mud
    It's not your time sir

    Walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    For Death is on the prowl tonight
    The Black and white

    Some say the devil is dead
    But in our opinion
    She's as real as you or I
    This is her dominion

    Plus ca change plus c'est la meme
    Lovely observation
    Come the morning she'll arrange
    A demonstration now

    Walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    For Death is on the prowl tonight
    The Black and white

    Well didja know his father well
    Were you both at Clifton
    Did he play beneath the boughs
    Of his daddy's Lindens

    Now he's face down in the ground
    Turning into dust, sir
    Who gave him this final round
    Who did he trust, sir?

    Now, walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    For Death is on the prowl tonight
    The Black and white

  6. Edward Teach

    Well how do you do and what's your name
    And where you from sir
    Welcome to the last domain
    Welcome to the Somme, sir

    Fifty-nines for seven days
    Flares up on the tenth night
    Jesus help the man who strays
    Into the black and white

    Worms are in the carrion bread
    Rats are in the water
    So be merry or so be dead
    Back into the slaughter

    She don't the color ya blood
    Read between the lines, sir
    Follow me into the mud
    It's not your time sir

    Now, walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    Death is on the prowl tonight
    The black and white

    Some say the devil is dead
    But in our opinion
    She's as real as you or I
    This is her dominion

    Plus ca change plus c'est la meme
    Lovely observation
    Come the morning she'll arrange
    A demonstration

    Now, walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    Death is on the prowl tonight
    The black and white

    Well didja know his father well
    Were you both at Clifton
    Did he play beneath the boughs
    Of his daddy's Lindens

    Now he's face down in the ground
    Turning into dust, sir
    Who gave him this final round
    Who did he trust, sir?

    Now, walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    Death is on the prowl tonight
    Come on men, walk into the black and white
    Come underground
    Death is on the prowl tonight
    The black and white

  7. Ватный Суслик

    не ходил бы ты, Ванёк, во солда-аты))

  8. Evgeniy Egorov

    Super! Is it connected in some way with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj0lB3CP61A ?

  9. Will King

    My favourite band of all time.

  10. Chronos 15

    Man you guys are underapriciatedyou guys should be famus sorry i cant make it to the 2019 show oh how i long to though

  11. Thundercunt

    Started learning violin cause of you guys! I love ya!

  12. Uncle Touchy

    History will remember you guys! in one thousand years, there will be POLKA!!!!!!!!!

  13. Memo Acuna

    Meaning?

    The Teletrap

    Memo Acuna WWI, entering the trenches

  14. David Kerekes

    We visited the Somme last week with my sister and I was singing this song in my helmet all the way long. Thanks for this brilliant album

  15. Broken Matt Hardy

    Whole album is just one big masterpiece gods love the dreadnoughts

    The Dreadnoughts

    You're too kind.

    Chronos 15

    I agree

  16. Dashamburger

    god damn i cant believe you guys made another album
    you were my jam when I was 15 or 16, and now getting a new album i remembered how much i liked it

    The Dreadnoughts

    Yeah, we can't believe we made another one, either!

  17. YOHAN

    BRASIL AAAAAA

  18. Nyx Wolve

    Hell I can't stop shaking- easily one of, if not the, best songs I've ever heard.

  19. Yung Wei

    Doesn't this sound a lot like Большевистская домой листьев?

  20. mookie7475

    The Great War still lives on in our lives today...the Dreadnoughts busting a generational divide!!

  21. A-Task Productions

    This is pretty dank, any other recommendations

  22. Joao Santana Santos

    Come to Brasil!!

  23. A. B.

    that's my music - thanks a lot!

  24. Ivan Berezovski

    Awesome song! Keep doing like this ! Hi from Belarus!

  25. mookie7475

    Just need to come to rural Ontario and forget about Toronto!! Great stuff!!

  26. Nadia M

    Reminds me much the russian folk song of the very beginning of the 20th century
    https://youtu.be/hHm5blPYN_o

  27. Joanna Czerniejewska

    love love love it

  28. Radirax

    found you guys on bandcamp and can't wait for the release this was the first song of yours I've heard and I can't help but fall in love with the song vocals and instruments are all amazing fine fine work have preordered the album aswell keep up the amazing work

  29. Mister Bearpunch

    Polka's Not Dead was great and this sounds like Foreign Skies will be just as good at the very least.

  30. Pedro Castro

    Legends never die!
    Greetings from Portugal

  31. Joao Santana Santos

    COME TO BRAZIL!!!!!!

  32. Draco Distortion

    A NEW FUCKIN ALBUM FUCK YES PLEASE MY LORD WRAP ME IN YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD I LOVE YOU

  33. Infinity seagull

    How is this band not extremely popular yet????

  34. Scotchitona

    Amazingly done, Dreadnoughts. You've earned my support.

  35. Gregory Kasica

    The only people ive bought albums off since atleast 2004 if not longer

  36. matias rios

    excelente conchemimare , saludos desde sudamerica

  37. Wojciech Wiśniewski

    Great job, guys!

  38. Delia Alcazar

    I listen to you from Mexico, you are fantastic

  39. Sean Conroy

    This song makes my penis become the big penis.

  40. andrei grecu

    We`re all happy to know...new album!!!! Cheers! ps: The Black and White aka Avalon?

  41. Jérémi Rogers

    It would be awesome if you did a music book with all your songs 😀

  42. Frank Taylor

    Great, looking forward to the new album!

    Reminds me of The Old Divide and Rule - mostly the spat 'sir'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSYPecZI_AI

  43. Donnie C

    Can’t wait until the full album is released

  44. Łukasz Przybyłowicz

    FInally! Poland is waiting for ya!

  45. La Fiesta Del Diablo

    cheers friends!!! from chile!

  46. Карпо Лов

    Хороши!!!! В лучших традициях!!!!!!!

    Карпо Лов

    Очень напоминает https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXHybq0qoWM

    Леонид Шувалов

    @Карпо Лов Да, очень :-)

  47. Julian Treichel

    Awesome! Keep going!

  48. Austin 0

    Thanks bros. Please now head on over to the states so I can sing along.

  49. Fallon Sullivan

    Oh fuck it's here! I'm so hyped!

  50. Zombak21

    You, Thalidomide and Talco in Prague. Best show i've ever seen. Please come back and play. We miss you lads.

  51. Scout trooper-JP1193

    Awesome as always!

  52. James Gray

    Fuck me backwards I'm hyped!!!!

  53. Corati

    Smashed the "Like" button

  54. GrandiozGaming

    Fucking finally, thank god!

  55. CesarDani

    I'VE BEEN WAITING SO FUCKING MUCH FOR THIS I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

    The Dreadnoughts

    AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  56. Team Sclounst

    Fuck me with a splintered broom handle! Gunna smash this on at work get me through the day, good track lads stands up to ya previous work fucking love it!

  57. Jonathan Byers

    I can't wait till this comes out! Thanks for posting this!

  58. stitch2k1

    god fucking dammit this is a great track. who knew you could punkify a world war?

  59. Zoltan kiss

    Fookin Noice

  60. ClashPistol

    FUCKING GREAT

  61. ChickenLegFriend

    You never disappoint, cant wait to hear the new album

  62. OneRedBlock

    Any chance we can get lyrics? Love your music guys.

    Ryan Cushnie

    OneRedBlock You clearly just need to listen to it more.

    The Dreadnoughts

    The lyrics are available on the actual CDs! If you've pre-ordered one, you'll get 'em.

    Hannes Solo

    What do you mean with Black and White in this case?

  63. meercat666

    I've been following you guys for a while now this is above and beyond what I already fell in love with!

  64. Быт не Быт

    Стоит того, чтобы жить

  65. Leo Joseph

    So excited for the new album.

  66. Aner Rabinovitz

    I can't stop listening to this since yesterday. Beautiful work

  67. momotheconquerer

    YES!!!!

  68. Jacpac

    Fucking finally greetings from Croatia

  69. Patrik Pussyar

    please dont dislike this

    The Dreadnoughts

    Too late, we just did.

    Daren Redman

    See what you fuckin did! lol

  70. Sam, o pato

    Guys, dont stop making music, please!

    Chronos 15

    Ok thank god

  71. Andrey Ganzevich

    охуенно!

    Łukasz Przybyłowicz

    Don`t think I don`t know what you wrote here! :P

  72. cropec

    Bandcamp link doesn't seem to work...

  73. Simon Bouchard

    Yeah....my band, Boreal Rovers, are verry hateful to cover new song of this new album....this ''teaser'' track have a little taste of Avalon bridge ( at 1:58) at 1:20 but more energetic .....

    Andrzej Niemierko

    It have something in common with Victory Square too. Not that it's a bad thing.

    The Dreadnoughts

    We plagarized ourselves!

  74. Matt Dearing

    Fucking fantastic, lads.

  75. Cadrega

    FUCK AYE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK AYE

  76. Maxe

    That's actually great

  77. Mangolia

    Will this be released on Spotify as well?

    Arikiba

    I asked the same thing on Facebook this morning. They are planning on putting it up, but are going to abstain for a while out of solidarity for the artists who are feuding with Spotify atm.

    The Dreadnoughts

    Mainly Taylor Swift. Though apparently they've kissed and made up. So we might have to change our policy.

    Mangolia

    Alright awesome. Its pretty much the only way for me to listen to the songs while on the go. So thats great but of course I understand the policy behind it as well. Not too satisfied with how Spotify treats its artists. And hey. If I can wait 6 years for a new album. I think I can wait for a bit longer!

    The Dreadnoughts

    It's on Spotify now!

  78. Mangolia

    New album HYYYPEEEEE YEAAAHHH