Battle Cry

(Z. Hanson / G. Moore-Gerety / A. Williams)
Written at Fools Banquet 2010
Lead Singer: Zac



It always starts with the blast of a distant shell
Then the smoke fills the air and they start to yell

Every man feels the blow when the earth explodes
There's a look in their eyes like a walking ghost

And every time you fall face down in the dirt
I never will be far
Don't be afraid

I've got a battle cry, so you can follow me
Even in the darkness I'll never leave your side

I've got a battle cry

When the dust settles under a wounded sky
Then you count who is left saying who survived

You never know whose goodbyes
You will have to send
Then tomorrow the march will begin again

And every time you fall weary on your knee
I will never be far
Don't be afraid

I've got a battle cry, so you can follow me
Even in darkness I'll never leave your side

I've got a battle cry

So if you're up against the wall
Staring down the firing squad
They ask you for your final verse

Be brave

Tell them to do their worst

I've got a battle cry


Battle Cry has been performed live 21 times and was first performed live Jul 14 2018