Explosions going off in the near distance
Take one good look at the picture and kiss it
Looking at it, all while trying to stay strong
My newborn daughter, sorry daddy’s gone
Somewhere far off fighting someone’s war
Don’t even remember what I’m fighting for
Still see the tears in her eyes when I left
Her arms wrapped around me, head in chest
My dear wife, her tears soaking my shirt
What can I say, “don’t worry, I won’t be hurt”
Yesterday, my best man held his own brains
Remember at my wedding, worried about stains
From the wine you spilled on a rented tux
Spitting and cursing drunk about dumb luck
I’ll look after your momma for you brother
That’s if I live long enough to see and hug her
At night, I’m afraid to sleep when I can
I see strange faces armed with guns in hand
Pointed to my face right before the trigger…
Squeezes and I’m awake looking for killers
And all I see is my reflection in the water
Hold no regrets, just wanna hug my daughter
If I can survive the bloodshed and tears
Wonder what my enemies see, courage or fear?
Does he have a little girl? wake up screaming?
Has he also giving up on peaceful dreaming?
Sits back and wonders, is this his last day?
Praying to God to be able to see her play
The angel of his life, his whole universe
But it’s him or me, we are two souls cursed
So as I step unto that battlefield of blood
Kiss my picture one time, god have you heard?
Look after my soul as I say my peace
And let me make it back home please