There was a bridge in the Great War
That both sides had been fighting for
So many died in that one fight
From early morn to darkest night
Tis true that they performed their best
Though in the end all failed that test.
They died there by the River Somme
As back and forth all hell did come
Of Brits alone some price to pay
Fifty-eight thousand fell that day
Now this occured lifetimes ago
And none are left who really know
But tell me please if any can
What does this say about a man ?