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War
Tim A Herman

Copyright 2011

Young man, lay low,

'cause if you don't you're gonna' know.
How much lead it'll take,

to kill for safety's sake,
So make your movements nice and slow.

If we, don't fight,

they're gonna' take us in the night.
Then everything that we knew,

it's gonna' be theirs too,
It makes no difference if we're right.


No, more, war.
What is this game that we are playing?

How many lives does it take?
I've got one, and I'm certainly paying, but,
What a price my life is at stake.
What a price my life is at stake.

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Young man, at sea,

you stand for life and liberty.
But by the dawn's early light,

there's no survivors in sight,
Why must we fight just to be free?

When you, come home,

and find a place to rest your bones.
I'm sure that some will regret,

the kind of place that they get,
Six feet of dirt to call their own.


No, more, war.
What is this game that we are playing?

How many lives does it take?
I've got one, and I'm certainly paying, but,
What a price my life is at stake.
What a price my life is at stake.

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Old man, think back,

what made your nerves of steel crack?
Could be the men and machines,

or the destruction of dreams,
Could be you're still picking up flak.

Your wounds, still sore,

when you think back they hurt you more.
You wipe the tears from your eyes,

I see you still wonder why,
We keep playing this game of war!


No, more, war.
What is this game that we are playing?

How many lives does it take?
I've got one, and I'm certainly paying, but,
What a price my life is at stake.
What a price my life is at stake.

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War, war, war.
That's the game that we are playing.

And, that's how many lives that it takes.
I've got one, and I'm certainly paying, but,
What a price my life is at stake.
What a price my life is at stake.
What a price your life is at stake.
What a price our lives are at stake.

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