The Butcher – “it’s good but what does it mean?”

The Butcher – “it’s good but what does it mean?”

Dear diary, Hello. I’ve had a few people asking me about The Butcher lately. Even after they’ve heard the song, they’re still not entirely sure wtf I’m going on about. So here it is – the story behind Danny Fontaine & The Horns Of Fury 7 minute WW1 epic…   The Butcher   “Captain,” he said, “send ’em over – soon them all be dead anyway.” So “Men”, I said “go pick up your guns, full steam ahead, God save The King.” But now, I say, “hand me my new service colt instead – I’ll shoot myself” I don’t know when to fight no more with hands so red and clouded thoughts I’m scared – what’s real anymore??   I don’t know when to fight no more I don’t know who to fight no more I don’t know how to fight no more Or make anybody fight no more   I don’t know when to fight no more when men must die to win this war and I don’t know how to kill my men, and I don’t know how to rid these dreams cos I don’t know what’s real anymore.   FALL IN! STAND FAST! MOVE O’ER! I AM THE BUTCHER! AND MEN MUST DIE AT MY HANDS!   And the men, come marching in, 2 by 2, with loaded guns Carpe Diem, 2 by 2, hand grenades, be prepared. And the men, come marching in, 2 by 2, with loaded guns, Carpe Diem, ooh, 2 by 2, fall in.   You know if I was younger I would fight for the king myself but alack my valiant...