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Tilt – Dear Wife lyrics

No my darling have no fear, I'll see you by and by, I trust in my =
Commander and my brothers in arms, the chaplain reassures us, that god =
Is on our side, and I will write to you every day, I will keep you =
Informed. Dear wife-I can feel your arms about my neck, life like-the =
Image of you crying at the gate. Dear wife-your photo is a sheild over =
My heart. My life-depends upon the memory of your face. We landed on the =
Shore today, no enemy in sight, we are strong and confident that our =
Training is complete, we set up camp and cleaned our guns and sang away =
The night, and yours by far the loveliest of all the pictures seen. I =
Can barely write today now things have gone awry, a man who was a friend =
To me is dead and many more, I had to do a dreadful thing to make it =
Back alive, why am I the only one to send back into war? So tell me dear =
The color of your eyes, I cannot remember the glimmer of your hair, you =
Were a guiding light emblazoned on my mind, but death has led me far =
Away and I don't seem to care. Dear god I am betrayed today, my brothers =
Are insane, our leaders have abandoned us and turned us loose to kill, =
They behave like animals and I behave the same, why should I try to =
Survive when I don't have the will? Dear wife the tempo of my death is =
Beating down, why hide? Relief awaits me I cannot escape, dear wife-your =
Photo is a dead thing to me now, my life-is wasted like the memory of =
Your face.
Submitted by: Mel

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