Proto Decembrists!? This is a haunting evocation of the First World War and its unprecedented horrors. Also, it's an indictment of the preachers who encouraged boys in Europe to go off and kill and maim each other in the name of God and patriotism etc. But the year might be 1967, and the war might be in Vietnam. Ingenious album, really. I'm not sure why this track is relatively neglected-- judging by # of shouts and listeners. I think it's a very powerful and sobering anit-war song. Even the lyrics alone are chilling.