Neil w YoungThe Silver Cross Medal of Honour
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The song is a special tribute in honour of recipients of the Memorial / Silver Cross awarded each November In Canada prior to Remembrance Day

Lyrics: Neil w Young
Music: Ray Lyell
Lead vocals: Neil w Young, Ray Lyell
Backup vocals: Mary Jo Bailey Lyell, Ray Lyell
Electric guitar: Jamie Oakes
Piano: Jesse O’Brien
Flute: Darcy Hepner
Bass and mandolin: Joe Clark
Drums: Chris Lamont
Piper: Brendan Culver

Produced and arranged by Ray Lyell, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Executive producer: Neil w Young, Paris, Ontario, Canada
Creative Engineer: Trevor Titian, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Mastering Engineer: Bryan Lowe, João Carvalho Mastering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Song Display image by Seth Goldberg, DMA Discs (Digital Media Alliance), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Performed and recorded with Ray Lyell and I sharing lead vocals, with Mary Jo Bailey Lyell and Ray Lyell on back up vocals, the song is a special tribute honouring recipients awarded the Memorial / Silver Cross medal each November the week before Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of the loss and sacrifice on the part of widows (spouses and partners) and mothers of members of the Canadian army, air force and navy, and others who served in the military and died for their country.

THE SILVER CROSS MEDAL OF HONOUR
It’s a road they prayed they’d never have to travel
They’re the words they prayed they’d never have to hear
That the one they loved so dear was gone forever
Their loss and heartache, endless and profound
Still they know it’s their duty to be strong and proud

For all those who paid the greatest price of all
Their loved ones weep and mourn the grievous loss
They stand united in their strength and in their sorrow
Knowing for the loss they share there’s no tomorrow
It’s a heartache that is theirs alone to bear

No greater price could one be asked to pay for freedom
No greater sacrifice could one ever have to bear
No greater loss could one have to face day after day
The Silver Cross Medal of Honour they are called to wear

With the wail of the piper’s mournful lament
They choke back the tears, the emotion so intense
As the shrill of chanter pipes split the stillness in the air
Memories flood their minds with every note they hear
Each note weighs long and heavy on the painful loss they share

No greater price could one be asked to pay for freedom
No greater sacrifice could one ever have to bear
No greater loss could one have to face day after day
The Silver Cross Medal of Honour they are called to wear

No greater price could one be asked to pay for freedom
No greater sacrifice could one ever have to bear
No greater loss could one have to face day after day
The Silver Cross Medal of Honour they are called to wear

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