The cruelest year
Stole lives too young
And many more still
In the balance hung

We couldn’t breath
Try as we might
Fragile as feedback
Hopeless as the night

But the course has run
The damage done
The slate wiped clean again

The cruelest year
Tore loves apart
Its greedy fingers
Rending blameless hearts

This empty space
Where once loved dwelled
Razed to foundations
Left an empty shell

But the course has run
The damage done
The slate wiped clean again

The cruelest year
Left us behind
The mangled wreckage
Of our lives entwined

We bore the scars
Mistakes we made
The walking wounded
In a grim parade

But the course has run
The damage done
The slate wiped clean again

But the course has run
The damage done
The slate wiped clean again


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    General CommentWhen I was growing up, from about 6 years old, I knew I wanted to join the Military. When I turned 18 in 2006, I had all the war mongering built up inside of me from the years past and I was more dedicated to joining the Military now than ever. I figure go big or go home, so I enlist as Infantry with Airborne school in my contract and $14,000 bonus, at the time i was like "Fuck yeah!". 82nd Airborne here I come, parachute infantry.

    Fast forward 1 year, in the middle of a 15 month deployment in Baghdad near Sadr City. Indescribable in its own right. I am not proud of the service I have done, this wasn't for the "Liberty" of our country.

    To me, this song is about those years of my life, 2007-2008, in contrast to 2011 and on where I am no longer a pawn of this corrupt nation. It makes me think about my friends who share similar view points on the subject. Oh youth, how naive we can be.
    enabled2kon October 09, 2012   Link

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