Men lying all around me

Wounded, dying, lost

We'd never guessed that freedom came

At such a tragic cost

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A year ago, I was young

As I signed up for this war

But now I feel so many years

My heart is old and worn

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My comrades fall around me

As time slips by so slow

My schoolmates and newfound friends

No longer will I know

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The sun sets down beneath the sky

Light blue fades into gray

I crawl into the filthy trench

To my bed and where I lay

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I remember when my home was wood

And not made out of dirt

When beds were soft and comfortable

Instead of wire that hurt

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These memories are pointless now

As nothing soon will change

I'll fight to the end of this world war

My life always in death's range