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My 16 locked and loaded
All fear has been avoided
You say the words and my weapon is drawn
This one could be my last time
Some people call it war crime
I may be staring down a lethal site... to die

Nothing shocks you like a bullet hole
Leaving my fear on the danger line
Suffering a man should never know
Leaving my faith on the danger line

I do this for my family
My daughter loves her daddy
Too many talk down on things they don't know
With colors never faded
Reckless and unabated
They may take me but never take us all, I'll crawl

Nothing shocks you like a bullet hole
Leaving my fear on the danger line
Suffering a man should never know
Leaving my faith on the danger line

I know what you're thinking
I've been there before
So think of the times
The time we spent laughing away
So think of the times, at home.

Now I find myself in my own blood
The damage done is far beyond repair
I never put my faith in up above
But now I'm hoping someone's there

I never meant to leave this world alone
I never meant to hurt the ones who cared
And all this time I thought we'd just grow old
You know, no one said it's fair
Tell my baby girl that it's alright
I've sung my last song today
Remind the Lord to leave his light on, for me
I'm free

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    themikeryan13Sep 29, 2010 at 4:36 am
    I'm a united states marine and I feel that this song is completely accurate on how we feel when we go into country. Its a completely different world over there that most people don't know about or seem to care about and I'm very happy with the way avenged sevenfold feels about us and other branches of military.
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    hockeytemper_66Feb 8, 2011 at 3:53 am
    Sure it sounds like a song about war, but if you pull back its theme you'll see its just a song sang through the eyes of Jimmy Sullivan. Its like his life is similar to ones life that has seen the brutality man can create, and in many ways jimmy probably saw the samething. The "Now i find myself in my own blood..." line till the end is pretty much Jimmy saying his piece. It was just placed in a badass song. R.I.P. Jimmy Sullivan.
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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    This song reminds me of our soldiers fighting for our country. How the hell is it about anal sex? I love this song and i'm happy that avenged sevenfold puts a song about our soldiers fighting in war in every album. Im your biggest fan, i'm 17 and yes i'm a girl(; love you a7x!
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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 10:18 am
    This song tells the story of a soldier at war. How they sacrifice their lives and how loyal they are for their country. Deep down, they longed for their loved ones and somehow, death was a means of escape for them 'I'm free'. Great lyrics. A7x d0ne it again. Mindblowing!
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    UnregisteredMar 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    The story of a soldier who went to war and has had any fear knocked out of him, but knows that this could be his death. He remembers his family. He remembers the times at home and he is shot "now i find myself in my own blood" and is slowly dying. He regrets it, not wanted to hurt his loved ones. Accepts he is going to die and asks the lord to be ready for him, and makes his peace asking someone to tell his daughter that it'll be ok.

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