A Sound Bridge

In the beginning there was only the melody

Elgars melody, without those words marching

with it and rightly so


Since this tune is one of the rare things

of overwhelming beauty

it lets your soul swing


Singing along you feel

that people could be united

by the beauty of music


Be it in the land where they dare

to sing of unity

even adding freedom and justice


Be it in the land of hope and glory

be it in the land of the free

or in the home of the brave


Oh would it span the whole world

this sound bridge which is not stable

but weak for the length of a short tune