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Holy Grail Lyrics

Holy Grail Lyrics Sung by Hunters and Collectors

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Woke up this morning from the strangest dream
I was in the biggest army the world has ever seen
We were marching as one
On the road to the holy grail

Started out seeking fortune and glory
It’s a short song but it’s a hell of a story
When you spend your lifetime trying to get your hands
On the holy grail

Well have you heard about the great crusade
We ran into millions, but nobody got paid
Yeah we raised four corners of the globe
For the holy grail

All the locals scattered, they were hiding in the snow
We were so far from home, so how were we to know
There’d be nothing left to plunder
When we stumble on the holy grail

We were full of beans
But we were dying like flies
And those big black birds, they were circling in the sky
And you know what they say, yeah, nobody deserves to die

You know I, I been searching for an easy way
To escape this cold light of day
I been high and I been low
But I got nowhere else to go

There’s nowhere else to go

Oh

I followed orders
God knows where I’ve been
But I woke up alone
All my wounds were clean
I’m still here
I’m still a fool for the holy grail

I am, I’m a fool for the holy grail

Enjoy This Video of Holy Grail Lyrics Sung by Hunters and Collectors

Some Facts About the Holy Grail Lyrics and Hunters and Collectors Band

“Holy Grail” is a song performed by the Australian band Hunters & Collectors on their 1992 album Cut. With lyrics referring to popular Holy Grail mythology, the song is an anthemic single inspired by Napoleon’s march to Russia in 1812, but also referencing the Hunters and Collectors’ flagging attempts to “crack” the American market.

Singer Mark Seymour said, “With the lyrics, I’d been reading a Jeanette Winterson novel, “The Passion”. It was a story about Napoleon’s chef when he invaded Russia. The army was destroyed by the weather. It’s a story about survival. It’s a really powerful book and somehow I drew this analogy between the idea of this guy managing to survive this incredible ordeal and Hunters and Collectors making this excruciating record.”

The song has since become an Australian rules football anthem, particularly with the reference to the Premiership Cup and the AFL Grand Final. Channel Ten used the song to open and close its AFL broadcasts between 2002 and 2006. Seymour performed the song as part of the AFL Grand Final’s pre-match entertainment in 1998, 2002 and 2009 and half-time entertainment in 2013. This song was used for many years as the theme song of the Queensland Bulls cricket team in the quest for the Sheffield Shield, its own “Holy Grail”. It was also featured as the theme song to the Australian rugby league movie Footy Legends.

In 2013 a cover version of “Holy Grail” by The Rubens appeared on the tribute album, “Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors”.

 

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