From the recording Time Slips Away


Another Fallen Hero

He was a fair young country boy
from a small nor’eastern town
He gave his all, a passion call
He didn’t let em down

With marching orders clear
A heart with strong resolve
A soul scarred deep within its core
A distant door that just revolves

Another fallen hero who gave it all
along the way
and lost himself, when duty called
his head was still so far away

Another fading shadow when
darkness came he disappeared
Now he’s gone and been laid down in
hallowed ground that’s so revered

He proved his worth and value there
When he came back, was ill-prepared
Lost all he had, no purpose now
But keep the fight up any how

His family and his closest friends
They couldn’t see, they just pretend
So in the end, they never knew
The hurt and strain that he went through

He bids his girl a fond farewell
His battle cry, a living hell
He knew that he could never win
His demons got the best of him

He dreams of men in shallow graves
Self-medicates to ease the pain
The opioids and alcohol
Sometimes that’s how solders fall