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We Build ~ We Fight - For Peace With Freedom

Eyes wide shut, we are numb
Afraid of another roadside bomb.
Trembling through the stillness at night,
Riding in the truck feeling something isn't right.
Tires rolling on down an unimproved road,
Every bump is a flinch as we wait to explode.
Our hearts race and pulses quicken as we enter cities,
With pretend hardness and aggression we scan for enemies.
No one person stands out, everyone is dressed the same.
What does he look like, the one we are to blame.
I want to leave, time to go home to my family.
But I can't, not now, not until the grand ...

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