The first suit’s won his bid to buy
The deal’s begun as soldiers leave our side
“so, let planes fly”, he said,
“while contracts knot my tie.
But far enough away I’ll sleep the night.
The wanderlust, my company’s dust
Has blazed a trail designed to make you trust.
For ‘glory days’ enterprise must fight !
‘cause life is short but baby
Life is wide, life is wide (oh yeah)
Life is wide
What a day
What a night

The suit’s been pressed in shiny dressing
The microphones accompany his stride
The question’s flung, “can’t war be overcome?”
The shiny suit replies, “how i have tried.
I’ve done my best. My god is your witness.
I’ve been there, too. We have the proof for you.
But ‘safer days’ mean that some may die.
It pains my heart to tell you,
‘life is short and life is wide. But life is wide.’
What a day.... What a night....”

“dear mom & dad”, the soldier writes
“you need to hear from me about tonight.
They trained my will so many ways to kill.
It still felt weird though hearing, “it’s alright.”
I miss you guys. I missed you this Christmas.
We got the games and passed them ‘round at night.
But hope has died just as i have died.
I learned today that life is short but wide.”
But wide...
What a soul...
What a life...


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