I Fought In a War

Album: Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant (2000)
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  • I fought in a war and I left my friends behind me
    To go looking for the enemy, and it wasn't very long
    Before I would stand with another boy in front of me
    And a corpse that just fell into me, with the bullets flying round

    And I reminded myself of the words you said when we were getting on
    And I bet you're making shells back home for a steady boy to wear
    Round his neck, well it won't hurt to think of you as if you're waiting for
    This letter to arrive because I'll be here quite a while

    I fought in a war and I left my friends behind me
    To go looking for the enemy, and it wasn't very long
    Before I found out that the sickness there ahead of me
    Went beyond the bedsit infamy of the decade gone before

    And I reminded myself of the words you said when we were getting on
    And I bet you're making shells back home for a steady man to wear
    Round his neck, well it won't hurt to think of you as if you're waiting for
    This letter to arrive because I'll be here quite a while

    I fought in a war, and I didn't know where it would end
    It stretched before me infinitely, I couldn't really think
    Of the day beyond now, keep your head down pal
    There's trouble plenty in this hour, this day
    I can see hope I can see light

    And I reminded myself of the looks you gave when we were getting on
    And I bet you're making shells back home for a steady man to wear
    Round his neck, well it won't hurt to think of you as if you're waiting for
    This letter to arrive because I'll be here quite a while

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