Smoke Ring Days

 
 

Smoke Ring Days

Frontline

10:10
Smoke Ring Days
2005-02-23
C.R.Keyser-Posner/R.Eppedio © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Story

Psychedelic instrumental intro opens this song about the horrors of making war.  A ten minute song with a five minute intro.

Lyrics

Frontline

Wasn't born to be a soldier
Wasn't raised to raise a hand
But they said to fight if you think you're right
Take a side and make a stand

How we wound up on the frontline
I can't seem to figure out
Can we ever win, or will we give in
To this troubled war of doubt
Yeah, this war of doubt

Well, they teach you to climb backwards
So you won't see when you fall
And that's good to know, 'cause the way things go
Sometimes I can't move at all

For I fear that with the next step
I may end up less than alive
So I stay in place and I rest my case
On the cause to just survive
And I just survive

I'm on the frontline, I'm falling out

Wasn't born to be a soldier
Wasn't raised to raise a hand
But I learned to fight and to feel what's right
And I know now where we stand

Will I die here on the frontline
Not of loss of blood, but of pride
Well, I'll hold my ground 'til they take me down
Never join the other side
Yeah, there's just one side

I'm on the frontline, I'm falling out