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No my darling have no fear,
I'll see you by and by,
I trust in my commander
and my brothers in arms,
the chaplain reassures
that god is on our side,
and I will you write you every-
day, I will keep you informed

Dear wife-I can feel your
arms about my neck,
life like-the image of you crying at the gate
Dear wife-you're photo
is a shiel over my heart
My life-depends upon
the memory of your face

we landed on the shore
today, no enemy in sight,
We are strong and con-
fident that our training is
complete, we set up
camp and cleaned our
guns and sang away the
night,and yours by far
the loveliest of all
the pictures seen

I can barely write today
how things have gone awry,
A man who was a friend to
me is dead and many more,
I had to do a dreadful
thing to make it back
alive, why am i the only
one to send back into war?

So tell me dear the
color of your eyes,
I cannot remember
the glimmer of your
hair, you were a guid-
ing light emblazoned
on my mind, but death
has led me far away
and I don't seem to care

Dear god I am betrayed
today, my brothers are
insane, our leaders have
abandoned us and turned
us loose to kill, they
behave like animals
and i behave the same, why
should I try to survive
when I don't have the will?

Dear wife-the tempo
of my death is beating
down, why hide? re-
lief awaits me, I cannot
escape, Dear wife-your
photo is a dead thing
to me now, my life-is
wasted like the mem-
ory of your face.


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    General Commentwow, sad, people post the lyrics and don't even bother trying to tell what it's about...then again, most of Cinder's lyrics are fairly blunt, heh.

    okay, just in case someone reads this:
    This song makes me think of Vietnam and the horry stories I've heard from it. It tells of a soldier as he's going out, telling his wife to remain strong while he's gone. The rest of the song is in a format of letters written back home. The first paints a picture of all things going as they should and how everyone still is acting, well, human. As it goes on, it tells how things went FUBAR (pull out a dictionary if you don't know) and almost his entire squad was destroyed, but all that happens is he's patched up and sent back.

    "So tell me dear the
    color of your eyes,
    I cannot remember
    the glimmer of your
    hair, you were a guid-
    ing light emblazoned
    on my mind, but death
    has led me far away
    and I don't seem to care"

    the whole thing has dragged on a long time, memmories fade and he becomes more immune (for lack of a better term) to the battle and death that surrounds him.

    The next phrase is what made me think of the stories from vietnam. Soldiers became so used to following orders that, when ordered to slaughter innocent people, they didn't even question it. The leaders are staying in the background and telling the soldiers to decimate everyone in their path.
    Even though he sees this as "insane" he can't help but to follow along and just doesn't have the will to fight it. In the end, either he is trapped by the enemy or he has gone to the extent that he is like a zombie under the orders of his superiors.

    This song and War Room go great together in my opinion
    xdarkinsidexon August 03, 2007   Link

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