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Staring at the carnage, praying that the sun will never rise.
Living another day in disguise.
These feelings can't be right, lend me your courage to stand up and fight, ohh tonight.

Ooooo...
Stand up and fight.

The fighting rages on and on, to challenge me you must be strong.
I walk your land but don't belong, two million soldiers can't be wrong.

It's no fun, but I've been here before.
I'm far from home and I'm fighting your war.
(Not the way I pictured this, I wanted better things)
Some are scared others killing for fun, I shot a mother right in front of her son.
(Take this from my conscienceness and please erase my dreams)

Fight for honor, fight for your life.
Pray to god that our side is right.
And though we won I still may lose, until I make it home to you.
I see our mothers filled with tears, grew up so fast where did those years go?
Memories won't let you cry, unless I don't return tonight.

So many soldiers on the other side, I take their life so they can't take mine.
(Scared to make it out alive now murders all I know.)
Nobody tells me all the reasons were here, I have my weapon so there's nothing to fear.
(Another day another life but nothing real to show for.)

Fight for honor, fight for your life.
Pray to god that our side is right.
And though we won I still may lose, until I make it home to you.
I see our mothers filled with tears, grew up so fast where did those years go?
Memories won't let you cry, unless I don't return tonight.

Staring at the carnage, praying that the sun will never rise.
Living another day in disguise.
These feelings can't be right, lend me your courage to stand up and fight.

Watching the death toll rise wondering how I'm alive.
Strangers blood on my hands, shot all I can.
There were no silent nights watching your brothers all die
To destroy all their plans with no thought of me. (No thought of me)
No thought of me.

(Guitar solo 1)

(Interlude)

(Guitar solo 2)

Whoaaaa...
We walk the city lonely, memories that haunt are passing by,
A murderer walks your streets tonight.
Forgive me for my crimes.
Don't forget that I was so young, fought so scared.
In the name of God and Country.



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    Mohd FathullahFeb 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Fight for honor, fight for your life.
    Pray to god that our side is right.
    And though we won I still may lose, until I make it home to you.
    I see our mothers filled with tears, grew up so fast where did those years go?
    Memories won't let you cry, unless I don't return tonight.
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    parishiltonkillsJun 30, 2008 at 6:41 am
    This song is about a man who joins the military looking to serve his country. He talks about the struggles and terrors of war that he wasn't expecting.

    "Pray to God that our side is right."
    When he kills the enemy in battle he feels guilty so he's just hoping that what he's doing is for a right cause.

    "A murderer walks your streets tonight"
    He feels that it wasn't for a good cause and that he actually murdered them.
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    tron1o7May 17, 2008 at 1:36 am
    to me it seems like he is talking about how horrible and hellish war is and how like your teacher, mayor, neighbor, best friend's dad, or anyone else you know can be a murderer but nobody makes a huge deal about but yet if there is another person who kills others when robbing a store(robbing is an example) a huge fuss is made about it. he also talks about how nobody likes war and its just terrible
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    About how it is to fight in a war, seeing your buddies die around you, being used as puppets by the government to fight for their will. Missing your friends and family back and home and hoping you would once return to them. But when you get back you keep getting reminded to the horrible things you've seen and all the people you've murdered.
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    SHELDONISAWESOMEApr 13, 2009 at 12:12 am
    is this song about the war in iraq goin too far an soldiers wantin the war 2 stop b4 it goes further

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