Текст песни Big Big Train - Winkie

Жанр: Progressive Rock
Исполнитель: Big Big Train
Альбом: Folklore
Длительность: 08:26
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WINKIE by David Longdon Part 1 So, World War I is won The NPS days are done The MOD say that radio is the way Pigeons have had their day But Major Osman believes Radio is still in its infancy He can still see the need To get the NPS back on its feet. Part 2: Sortie February 23rd 1942 A Beaufort bomber returning home With a four man crew. Major Osman believes radio Is still in its infancy. So Bomber Command issue This rule which states that „Two pigeons accompany each crew“ If the radio can't be used, Because pen pushers need their proof. Part 3: The North Sea With one engine down They had to ditch into the sea The radio operator had time To send an SOS. But radio contact went down Upon the impact. The SOS it is received But there is nothing more - No coordinates, no way to know If the crew are still alive. In pitching waves, fuel and oil A pigeon is released NEU40 NSL 'Winkie', starts her flight, She takes to the sky... Part 4: Winkie's Flight Air Sea Rescue search But it's a hopeless task With no coordinates The search area is just too vast In a life raft they must wait and pray The crew have one hope to survive. Fly safely home, Winkie God's speed be with you God's speed be with you, Winkie! Part 5: RAF Leuchars At dawn the very next morn Sgt. Davidson sees that Winkie has flown home. He phones the information through, Gets the message to Air Sea Rescue HQ. The time she'd taken to fly back Calculating wind speed And the condition of the bird Considering her fatigue They could narrow down the search. Part 6: Winged Saviour Air Sea Rescue heed the call „New once more“ Where once before they'd Searched in vain, They must venture out again. Now there is hope, where Chance was slim. But thank God, fifteen minutes in The crew are found, safe and sound, Thanks to their winged saviour. Part 7: 'We Also Serve' You flew safely home, Winkie Hey, the inaugural recipient You flew straight, flew true Winkie...
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