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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
    im 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 dont know about or seem to care about and im 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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    kafteDec 1, 2010 at 4:55 am
    I'm a proud citizen of the United States, and my father is a US Marine. He doesn't care much for metal, but I made him listen to this song. He cried. Never seen him cry. A7X did a great job.
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    bighlgNov 13, 2010 at 8:28 am
    this is where metal reaches its pinnacle, figurative, poignant, and has all the reasons why rockers make make something worth listening to for all...r.i.p. rev
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    UnregisteredMar 28, 2012 at 2:57 am
    It's a wonderful tribute to our military, and it makes me cry so much. It's such a sad song!

    I like you a7x 4ever

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