Do you see yourself a hero
Because I certainly see myself
With lines upon my harrowed face
My hands scarred in places
Where I shielded you from the killing
And took your bullets in my side
And wiped away every tear you cried

You were so small
I don't know why I
Loved you at all

You were so terrified of death
I could hear it in every breath
You took as the sobs shook your body

I held you close as the bombs fell
I held you as we saw that living hell
That made you tremble like you were alone
But I held you

We thought we'd never make it home
We thought that those years were wasted
That every man we watched
Whose number had come up
Who fell in his last fall
Meant nothing to the rest of you

Do you see yourself as a hero
Because I see myself a lonely man
Broken by the wounds I bore for you
Weakened by the times I carried you
Away from all the killing
Away from all the blood that was spilling

You were such a boy
I don't know why you
Brought me so much joy
But you brought me grief

But you were so scared of death
I could hear it in every breath
You took as the sobs shook your body

You are terrified of death
I can hear it in the last breath
You take as you close your weary eyes

Ten years have come and gone
But like all those I have moved on
I can still feel your kiss upon my forehead

You were my friend
But friendship has to end
I just didn't think it come to a close
By seeing you so still

You were so small
Don't know why I
Still love you at all