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Bodies fill the fields I see
Hungry heroes end
No one to play soldier now
No one to pretend

Running blind through killing fields
Bred to kill them all
Victim of what said should be
A servant 'til I fall

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well

Bred to kill, not to care
Do just as we say
Finished here, greetings death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front
You will do what I say when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say you must die
Back to the front

You coward
You servant
You blind man

Barking of machine gun fire
Does nothing to me now
Sounding of the clock that ticks
Get used to it somehow

More a man, more stripes you wear
Glory seeker trends
Bodies fill the fields I see
The slaughter never ends

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well

Bred to kill, not to care
Do just as we say
Finished here, greetings death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front
You will do what I say when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say you must die
Back to the front

You coward
You servant
You blind man

Why, am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, hell is here

(Solo)

Why, am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, hell is here

I was born for dying

Life planned out before my birth
Nothing could I say
Had no chance to see myself
Molded day by day

Looking back I realize
Nothing have I done
Left to die with only friend
Alone I clench my gun

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well

Bred to kill, not to care
Do just as we say
Finished here, greetings death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front
You will do what I say when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say you must die
Back to the front

You coward
You servant
You blind man

Back to the front (5x)



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  • U
    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 12:37 am
    I think that the songs wants to tell about every day heroes on battlefields. They're dying for us but when they die, anybody but the family gives a f**k. That song is musically awesome too, so i love this :)
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 2, 2012 at 10:58 am
    This song is about soldiers in trench warfare. He is afraid to attack, but is called a coward for not attacking. Thought i'd post the meaning since no-one else has.

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