while I lay my life for you

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My life in the military is not so grand 

even though it has its days

I am Honored to defend my land

I yonder to be where my family stays

while I lay my life for you

I remember when I thought it would be my last breath 

as the explosion took place

hoping this wouldn't be my death

my mind begins to race

while I lay my life for you  

I remember when  I looked into my child eyes 

I gave my husband a hug and kiss

filling their minds and hearts with lies 

Putting them at ease and bliss 

while I lay my life for you 

I close my eyes for a second 

the blast taking its time to meet my mind

death making its unfortunate beckon

how could I have been so blind 

While I lay my life for you 

I return home to see my family's crying faces 

my daughters face in my husbands chest 

I ask why are you sad and where are my embraces?

My smile diminishing less and less

While I lay my life for you 

I see them wearing all black 

My husband is presented a flag, the trumpets playing, and I hear the guns

my mind is off track 

I realized I laid my life for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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