LYRICS
War

I have not known this moment
The air is filled with uncertainty
Surrounded by fear and concern
A question resides in the spine of my mind

I battle within the walls of my consciousness
I try to decide what is right
I think I can find the reasoning to make this justified

Patriotism is grounded in vigilance
But I don't know if that's me
I know what's important to me
The health and the safety of my family
So I offer my services to help my country shine
I'm offering to help with something bigger than myself

Sent into battle on the frontlines of the fight for freedom
I believe him, for the man is my Commander-in-Chief
And we will shine the light of peace on darkness
But all the while I miss my daughter's smile

I'm calling in a favor.  Can you do this for me?
My need to know is insatiable, 'cause I'm not feeling free
The quest for life and liberty is lost within my wounds
And the lust for greed that leaves me here is sealing my tomb

I dream of home from lands unknown
I feel as though I'm so alone
But I cannot go back -- no, I cannot go back
This quest cannot be fulfilled until more blood is spilled
I've felt my confidence fade to grey
They need to find a better way
I am one of many waging internal and external wars
I am here; this is no dream, and it feels more like a regime than a team
I'm starting to see what lies in between the lines given from the machine

Henceforth, a war will be waged
Caged within this mindless crusade
The implications of violent conquest are weights upon my chest
I've tried to rationalize and want to sever my American ties
If nothing is being accomplished, I will not be an accomplice

Sent into battle on the frontlines stemmed from lies
I think I need a word with my Commander-in-Chief
I'm slipping farther from the light to darkness
And all the while I miss my daughter's smile

I'm calling in a favor.  Can you do this for me?
My need to know is insatiable, 'cause I'm not feeling free
The quest for life and liberty is lost within my wounds
And the lust for greed that leaves me here is sealing my tomb

Maybe I'll die with eyes wide open
Maybe it won't even be here.  Maybe when all is said and done
Maybe I'll be fine.  Will I be fine?
Can I be when I know it's not just the blood
It's about the war that's going on

Maybe I'll die with eyes wide open
Maybe I'll die with eyes wide open
On the field, or in my bed.  In the desert.  In my head.  War.

(C)2012 Austin Taft.  Published by Timewave Music Publishing (ASCAP).

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