Done with Bonaparte – Song by Mark Knopfler and Masiakasaurus knopfleri

I cant help reminiscing with this song and want to share it with the best feelings of good.

[Verse 1]
We’ve paid in hell since Moscow burned
As Cossacks tear us piece by piece
Our dead are strewn a hundred leagues
Though death would be a sweet release
And our grande armée is dressed in rags
A frozen starving beggar band
Like rats we steal each other’s scraps
Fall to fighting hand to hand

[Chorus]
Save my soul from evil, Lord
And heal this soldier’s heart
I’ll trust in thee to keep me, Lord
I’m done with Bonaparte

[Verse 2]
What dreams he made for us to dream
Spanish skies, Egyptian sands
The world was ours, we marched upon
Our little Corporal’s command
And I lost an eye at Austerlitz
The sabre slash yet gives me pain
My one true love awaits me still
The flower of the aquitaine

[Chorus]
Save my soul from evil, Lord
And heal this soldier’s heart
I’ll trust in thee to keep me, Lord
I’m done with Bonaparte

[Verse 3]
I pray for her who prays for me
A safe return to my belle France
We prayed these wars would end all wars
In war we know is no romance
And I pray our child will never see
A little Corporal again
Point toward a foreign shore
Captivate the hearts of men

[Chorus]
Save my soul from evil, Lord
And heal this soldier’s heart
I’ll trust in thee to keep me, Lord
I’m done with Bonaparte

Source: genius.com

Songwriter: Mark Knopfler.

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Many years ago, some archaeologists were looking for a dinosaur and one of them suggested they play Mark Knopfler songs, then they FOUND the DINOSAUR and named it after Mark Knopfler as Masiakasaurus knopfleri.

Funny enough but gladdens a father’s golden heart, Knopler’s son then said something like ‘now I regard you as a great musician.

Von wiki: Masiakasaurus is a genus of small predatory theropoddinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. In Malagasymasiaka means “vicious”; thus, the genus name means “vicious lizard”. The type speciesMasiakasaurus knopfleri, was named after the musician Mark Knopfler, whose music inspired the expedition crew. It was named in 2001 by Scott D. SampsonMatthew Carrano, and Catherine A. Forster.

Enjoy.

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