Now is the time for me to walk away

Turn my back toward the rising sun

I'd give my soul to stay for one more day

Before I try to fight, I'll turn to run

I hear your voice behind me; one last song

That chorus we danced once, beneath the stars

Before this verse is done, I will be gone

Turned my face from the home which was once ours

I'm off to fight, my dear, I march to war

I march to die; we both know I will die

Perhaps you'll see my name in books of lore

When I don't return, promise you won't cry

I wish I could return to you safely

I know I can't, so instead I'll set you free