Darkness falls upon my face,
As I walk I leave no trace
My mind is glazed but awake
I know my life is at stake
I take one look to my right
As a sailor clutches his gun tight
Steadily we advance
Trained to kill is our dance
We crouch, we crawl, and we sneak ahead
Making sure all bodies are dead
I trip, I stumble, and I fall
But this mission is my Sailors Call.
I do my duty every night
I use my training to win the fight
Blood will always stain these hands
But we protected our promise lands
At the airport people gather round
With music, screams and other sounds
I search to find my family’s faces
But all I see is empty places
We laughed, we worked, and we played.
But these memories begin to fade.
I cry, I scream, and I ball
But those missions were my Sailors Call.
The pain and suffering of my men
Haunt my dreams with all my sin.
Their lives were valued, not a waste
And War leaves a bitter taste
To many times they look away
For the price of freedom I had to pay.
They laugh and say let us go again
And pay for their wars with the blood of men.
They send us here and they send us there
One day we will be everywhere
I seethe, I rage, but I stand tall
For that life of the Sailors Call.
I served for you and for me
I was the best that I could be
I did my duty nothing more
Justice was what I was fighting for
Those men and women who did fall
Volunteered for the life of the Sailors Call.