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Heroes of War

A hero of war, yeah, that’s what I’ll be
And when I come home, they’ll be damn proud of me
I’ll carry this flag to the grave if I must
‘Cause it’s a flag that I love and a flag that I trust…

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The soldiers and the veterans

Huddled amongst the trenches

A million ways to live and die

One bullet to end the defences

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Enlist for force, family, money

Join the violence, join entropy

Against enemy guns captured

Sail half-mast for the tortured

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The nights drowned the moon

Severed limbs and heads torn

As artillery enters another one

Past through bandages shorn

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For the flag and for the country

For their citizens and everyone

The battle rages, war for peace

Of weapons, metal and human

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Thus the garrison marches on

Dale high and through the tide

The military sings their songs

Say their deaths awaited pride

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A thousand bodies all decaying

A thousand names all forgotten

A thousand families all mourned

A hundred survivors all ignored

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But all the soldiers and the veterans

Won’t live forever to answer our call

And medals will not return our glory

They only fade as another hero falls.

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Prisoners of War

The war raged on, the world roared against

The endless screams and sussurus chants become utterly hellbent

Nuclear animosities fell, metal clashing with metal endlessly

Children manufactured as toy soldiers for this apocalyptic society

Bright crimson painted the skies, thick gunpowder filled the air

Fight or flight, defy or die, you’d be an idiot to be scared

But no one realised that they were all idiots of the war

For there is only one earth, one planet, one side they were all fighting for.

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