Hero's Song - Brendan James

Here I am
In the desert again.
A compass and a weapon,
A lost American.

Started out with a simple plan
And a locket in my hand.
But the sun's so unforgiving
And the wind's so hard to stand.

Fall out, fall out with the rest of your brothers.
With the rest of your sisters, heroes on the line.
Carry out what your leader says for what his leader says
That his leader says "This is right for the people."

No one will ever understand why thousands of beautiful,
healthy, young statues must fall.

Smoke and explosions surround me.
A flood of hate, it drowns me.
I cannot live this way.
No, I cannot live with this
Doubt and confusion, they find me,
They run up right behind me.
I cannot die this way,
No I cannot die this way.

In the water,
In the sand is the blood of a culture.
Is the blood of an ancient people in whose holy war I stand.
I hear the world like a cannon roar,
Say, "I cannot win this war."
I promise them this is not what I signed up for.

No one will ever understand why thousands of beautiful,
healthy, young statues must fall.

Smoke and explosions surround me.
A flood of hate, it drowns me.
I cannot live this way.
No, I cannot live with this
Doubt and confusion, they find me,
They run up right behind me.
I cannot die this way,
No I cannot die this way.

No one will ever understand why thousands of beautiful,
healthy, young soldiers must fall.

Smoke and explosions surround me.
A flood of hate, it drowns me.
I cannot live this way.
I cannot live with your
Doubt and confusion, they find me,
They run up right behind me.
I cannot die this way,
No I will not die this way.

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