From the recording Fire It Up


Who goes there - friend or foe?Somebody tell me - I don’t knowWhat’s that waiting behind the door?An ancient voice says, “My name is War”Every step could be fatal. Every alley is blindEvery encounter the dangerous kindIt seems like even the shadows are armedSent to do you harmThe lines are drawn - The bullet left the gunWish me well, my darling oneAt the gates of Hell, we’re under attackAnd there’s no turning backComing in on a wing and a prayerOur brothers and sisters are already thereFrom the beginning, the beginning of timeWe stand together on the battlelineAnd the universe seems to contractTo a single moment, to the point of impactWith victory in sight across the abyssComes the memory of a goodbye kissI’m not saying who’s right or wrongBut who will sing the soldier’s songGive thanks for the courage, honor the braveWeep beside a silent grave?A cry comes down through the centuries“Deliver us from our enemies”And I will love you till the day I dieSemper Fi