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Leyte Gulf

This song was created for Game of Bands round 220 : "Random Rainbow"

Lyrics:

THEME: NAVY

Leyte! Down in the Gulf
Thousands there died
Japan's ships weren't enough
Kamikazes , First-ever - hit them broadside

Biggest navy war
ever in history
Men - 10,000 score
in chaotic misery
No unified command
Thirty three ships went down
I.J.N. was undermanned
Allies came aground

CHORUS
Kamikazes could not stop them
Allies took the Philippines
Japan losing all their warships
Command knew just what it means
Spanning hundred thousand miles
Largest Battleship there was
Protect Okinawa Isle
Called the Yamato, it destructs

BRIDGE
Who lives, who dies? No one survives. How many lives gone?
Eighteen hundred planes and eight hundred ships bear down on
Japan lost all its oil - Philippines - its navy gone
Who lives, who dies? No one survives. How many lives gone?

VERSE
October 1944
Australia and US
Retake the Leyte shores
make Japan dispossessed
Oust the I.J.N Navy
MacArthur's sworn return
They all fought so bravely
Philippines overturned

INTERLUDE
Shattered hulls in Leyte Gulf , sunken hulks in Leyte Gulf
Skulls in mud in Leyte Gulf , flowing blood in Leyte Gulf

SOLO SECTION

CHORUS
Kamikazes could not stop them
Allies took the Philippines
Japan losing all their warships
Command knew just what it means
Spanning hundred thousand miles
Largest Battleship there was
Protect Okinawa Isle
Torpedoes sunk it, it destructs

BRIDGE
Who lives, who dies? No one survives. How many lives gone?
Eighteen hundred planes and eight hundred ships bear down on
Japan lost all its oil - Philippines - its navy gone
Who lives, who dies? No one survives. How many lives gone?
[Exit]

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