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Our Solemn Hour

This song is by Within Temptation and appears…

"I speak to you for the first time as Prime Minister in a solemn hour for the life of our country, of our empire, of our allies, and, above all, of the cause of Freedom."

Sanctus Espiritus! Redeem us from our solemn hour.
Sanctus Espiritus! Insanity is all around us.
Sanctus Espiritus! Sanctus Espiritus! Sanctus Espiritus!

In my darkest hours I could not foresee,
That the tide could turn so fast to this degree.
Can't believe my eyes, how can you be so blind?

Is the heart of stone, no empathy inside?
Time keeps on slipping away and we haven't learned.
So in the end now what have we gained?

Sanctus Espiritus! Redeem us from our solemn hour.
Sanctus Espiritus! Insanity is all around us.
Sanctus Espiritus! Is this what we deserve,
Can we break free from chains of never-ending agony?

Are they themselves to blame, the misery, the pain?
Didn't we let go, allowed it, let it grow?

If we can't restrain the beast which dwells inside
it will find its way somehow, somewhere in time
Will we remember all of the suffering? 'Cause if we fail it will be in vain.

Sanctus Espiritus! Redeem us from our solemn hour.
Sanctus Espiritus! Insanity is all around us.
Sanctus Espiritus! Is this what we deserve,
Can we break free from chains of never-ending agony?

"A tremendous battle is raging in France and Flanders. The Germans, by a remarkable combination of air bombing and heavily armoured tanks, have broken through the French defenses north of the Maginot Line, and strong columns of their armoured vehicles are ravaging the open country, which for the first day or two was without defenders. They have penetrated deeply and spread alarm and confusion in their track."

Sanctus Espiritus! Redeem us from our solemn hour.
Sanctus Espiritus! Insanity is all around us.
Sanctus Espiritus! Is this what we deserve,
Can we break free from chains of never-ending agony?

Sanctus Espiritus! Redeem us from our solemn hour. (Our solemn hour!)
Sanctus Espiritus! Insanity is all around us. (All around us!)
Sanctus Espiritus! Is this what we deserve,
Can we break free from chains of never-ending agony?

Credits

Music by:

WESTERHOLT, ROBERT / DEN ADEL, SHARON J. / SPIERENBURG, MARTINUS J. E. MARTIJN

Trivia:

  • Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Group, Royalty Network
  • "Sanctus Espiritus" is not accurate Latin. Sanctus Spiritus translates as "Holy Ghost" (more literally, "Holy Breath"). However, this artist has always shown favouritism towards Spanish words, in which "Ghost" translates to "Espíritu". This is the likely cause for the misinterpretation.
  • The samples used in this song are a speech made by Winston Churchill during World War 2 (http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=392)

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