"Far Away Coast" as written by Ken Casey, Rick Barton and Matthew Edward Kelly....
Here in the trenches the fist of the Beast
For fear of an atmosphere poisoned deceased
With a gas mask to keep me from breathing my death
It's American soil I hope for at best
But the duty I serve can't begin to compare
To my ancestors battles and wars through the years
Though the loneliness strikes like an enemy shell
I pray for my home but still sit here in hell.

[Chorus]
Sail away to a place that's unknown
Taken away from my friends and my home
To a place they call sacred
A place I call hell
I long for that corner I once knew so well.

Go to the grind it's all that I have
Work on and on with nothing to show
But a graying face in this dying place
That's a lock in my solitude
I think of a place on a faraway coast
Where friends are so dear and there's reason to toast
A cloudy image of a Middle East land
Comes down and wrecks my hopeful thoughts.

[Chorus]

Here in the trenches the fist of the Beast
For fear of an atmosphere poisoned deceased
With a gas mask to keep me from breathing my death
It's American soil I hope for at best
But the duty I serve can't begin to compare
To my ancestors battles and wars through the years
Though the loneliness strikes like an enemy shell
I pray for my home but still sit here in hell.

[Chorus]


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"Far Away Coast" as written by Matthew Edward Kelly Ken Casey

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    General CommentI think this a great song, its what our troops over in Afghanistan must be feeling. To be in that country and not knowing what to expect.
    punk101on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSail away to a place that's unkown taken away from my friends and my home to a place they call sacred a place I call hell I long for that corner I once knew so well

    I love this song. So many good lines.

    - I pray for my home, but still sit here in hell
    - With a gasmask to keep me from breathing my death
    Excellent song
    myownprison333on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey kick ass more live!!!!
    Eastcideon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti guess it could mock americas involvment with war, but i think its more aobut the immigration of so many irish into america, looking for jobs that were few and far between
    "on and on with nothing to show But a graying face in this dying place Thats a lock in my solitude I think of a place on a faraway coast Where friends are dear and there's reason to toast "
    tuneinXtuneouton May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDKM actually confirm on their website that it's written about the Middle East.
    Sloaneon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfirst gulf war actually
    oofuson November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard it I thought it was the immagration theme until I read the lyrics;
    especially:"
    Where friends are so dear and there's reason to toast
    A cloudy image of a
    Middle East land
    Comes down and wrecks my hopeful thoughts "
    then i was sure it was about Iraq
    JeffKaos71on March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMiddle East the club or the region?
    benhayeson July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe region the middle east...iraq/kuwait in particular, the first gulf war
    oofuson March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentuhm....i dont even really know cause i never listend to the song
    misses.shelleon March 10, 2006   Link

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