Ignorant Armies by Phil Cummings

Ignorant Armies

Ah, love, let us be true
Let us be true to one another!
The world, which seems
To lie before us
like a land of dreams,
... So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love,
Nor certitude, nor peace,
nor help for pain;
And we are here as on
a darkling plain
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

‘Dover Beach’
Originally by Matthew Arnold, slightly edited and sung by ‘The Fugs’