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​Exit Wounds 1: Farewell

This song is by Hourglass and appears on the album Subconscious (2004).

Today's a day
That they knew could be coming
But it hurts the same anyway
The soldier is called
To take part in the battle
But he's still just dad for today

The table is set
The family is gathered
To send their father on his way
His country calls
The soldier that leads them
Is leaving to enter the fray

Farewell laughter
Farewell to your boys
Farewell daughter
Farewell to your voice
Farewell father
Farewell to you son
Farewell brother
Until the war is done

What awaits no one knows
What war brings time will show
All that's certain is the cause and the man
All are hurting for the price war demands

Farewell laughter
Farewell to your boys
Farewell daughter
Farewell to your voice
Farewell father
Farewell to you son
Farewell brother
Until the war is done

What can be said
When emotions run so high
There's a lump in his throat
And everyone he cares for is saying goodbye

Tomorrow he leaves for war
But that doesn't matter now
All that he cares about
Is enjoying this night somehow

But there's one who will suffer
More than the rest
Yet she will still remain hopeful
She will still do her best
To raise their children to be worthy
Of the freedom they possess
And to understand the sacrifice
Of a soul whose blood is shed

What awaits no one knows
What war brings time will show
All that's certain is the cause and the man
All are hurting for the price war demands

Farewell laughter
Farewell to your boys
Farewell daughter
Farewell to your voice
Farewell father
Farewell to you son
Farewell brother
Until the war is done