You hear their shots being fired
It's only a matter of time now
Before the whole place is covered
Your friend lies there in pain
Will you soon be doing the same?
You pray to God you both make it out alive
To see that soil again with your own eyes
You pick your head up
Remembering the folks back home
In the land of the free and the home of the brave
You wish in this moment that you could have stayed
It's your duty, your honor
To serve your country
And you hope to come home
As a hero back to your family
Growing up it all seemed so easy
They came back
Parades in their honor
and colors lighting up the night sky
But what was that moment of silence for again?
Our fallen soldiers
The ones we celebrate for
Is it really worth so many lives?
These wars that have taken so many of our kin?
They kept us safe for what in return?
To come home bloody and burned
To a society that hated them for their protection
For following orders
For trying to do what they deamed right
But it didn't help their plight
Many of them are gone now
Those courageous soldiers of Vietnam
The ones who fought for our freedom
And recieved mostly rejection
I tip my hat to you, brave soldiers
For coming home when the war was over
Some people didn't know it then
And may not know it now
That our soldiers fought brave and true
For the red, the white, and the blue