World War One song, WWI song

Aftermath

I was shot down in my prime
I just wasn't meant to be
How this town seems so familiar
Sifting through my memory
Recall the singing on a Sunday afternoon
The war came like a rainfall
Blackouts cannot dim the moon.

All I want is time to remember
All I want is something for the pain
Hell is four walls closing in
While outside is in flames.

Take me home, take me home
I heard him say
A whisper in the carnage
A scream within the fray
Known unto God
Here lies some mother's son
Know unto Lucifer
The warlords, every one.

All I want is time to remember
All I want is something for the pain
The padre tried to save him
But the padre went insane.

All I want is time to remember
All I want is a little something for the pain
History repeating
History repeating again.

© Severn Dwyer. 1991. Updated 2017

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