Men lying all around me

Wounded, dying, lost

We'd never guessed that freedom came

At such a tragic cost


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


My comrades fall around me

As time slips by so slow

My schoolmates and newfound friends

No longer will I know


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


I remember when my home was wood

And not made out of dirt

When beds were soft and comfortable

Instead of wire that hurt


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