The Aftermath

Album: The X Factor (1995)
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  • Silently to silence fall
    In the fields of futile war
    Toys of death are spitting lead
    Where boys that were our soldiers bled
    War horse and war machine
    Curse the name of liberty
    Marching on as if they should
    Mix in the dirt our brothers' blood

    In the mud and rain
    What are we fighting for?
    Is it worth the pain?
    Is it worth dying for?
    Who will take the blame?
    Why did they make a war?
    Questions that come again
    Should we be fighting at all?

    Once a ploughman hitched his team
    Here he sowed his little dream
    Bodies, arms and legs are strewn
    Where mustard gas and barbwire bloom
    Each moment's like a year
    I've nothing left inside for tears
    Comrades dead or dying lie
    I'm left alone asking, why?

    In the mud and rain
    What are we fighting for?
    Is it worth the pain?
    Is it worth dying for?
    Who will take the blame?
    Why did they make a war?
    Questions that come again
    Should we be fighting at all?

    After the war
    Left feeling no one has won
    After the war
    What does a soldier become?

    After the war
    Left feeling no one has won
    After the war
    What does a soldier become?

    What is it all when the battles are done?
    After the war
    I mean no one has won
    I'm just a soldier

    After the war
    Left feeling no one has won
    After the war
    What does a soldier become?

    After the war
    Left feeling no one has won
    After the war
    What does a soldier become?

    Oh, oh
    Oh, oh Writer/s: Bayley Cooke, Janick Gers, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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