I’d meant to publish this in it’s musical format in memory of my Brothers, but I’m just not there yet. My voice is still shot, my guitar work is shaky, so, I decided to let it go as is for today and I’ll get back to the musical version as I can. They wont mind as long as I didn’t forget.
RIP Santi. I know you’re watching. I miss you Brother. Hi to Prince and Rex.
What was the price I was supposed to pay?
What quest did I fail, to whom should I pray?
Did I come back too whole to warrant your greetings?
Was my soul not enough, or were your graces too fleeting?
Best friends dying, some gone in the head
Others are drowning in poisons instead
No one back home cares a damn for this mess
They wish it was over they do confess
I’m not a name on a wall
Just one little call
Why do you stall
This will end in a fall
If you live through the chaos and make it back home
They’ll think you’ve been brainwashed, a killer drone
If you don’t conform and act just like them
You’ll be banished for life, scorned and condemned
People will leave you without recourse
No one will show one bit of remorse
They’re done with you now, you’ve outlived your need
Move along soldier, we’ve got a new breed
There’s a price on my head
I’ve made mistakes that I dread
I’ve been so scared that I fled
Give me some purpose instead
Once you were golden, the cream of the crop
The best of the best that no one could stop
Your buds had your six, they kept you alive
Twenty-four seven, three sixty-five
Now you’re a nothing, you’re on your own
Left for dead in the VA zone.
Nothing can be done, there’s nothing we can do
Just roll over there, boy, join the twenty-two.
I cannot live in this place
So, I don’t fall on my face
My choices end in disgrace
Give me a chance in this race
Nobody warned us how you would turn
That in a moment you could burn
All that we gave, and all that we saved
You’d be happy to lend us an early grave.
What if we didn’t answer the call
What if we turned away from the brawl
How would your towers still stand tall
What good would be done if we all fall
I don’t want to be through
I am one of you
Can’t you see that it’s true
I bleed red, white, and blue
I am just like you