Far Away Coast Dedication

Far Away Coast Dedication
Written by Dropkick Murphys, Dedicated by LCpl Lutz USMC

This is for all of my brothers and sisters still in the "sand box".
It's by the Dropkick Murphy's.
I think it epitomizes what we all go through.
LCpl Lutz USMC

"Far Away Coast"

Here in the trenches the fist of the Beast.
For fear of an atmosphere poisoned deceased.
With a gas mask to keep me from breathing my death.
It's American soil I hope for at best.
But the duty I serve can't begin to compare.
To my ancestors battles and wars through the years.
Though the loneliness strikes like an enemy shell.
I pray for my home but still sit here in hell.
Sail away to a place that's unknown.
Taken away from my friends and my home.
To a place they call sacred, a place I call hell.
I long for that corner I once knew so well.
Go to the grind it's all that I have.
Work on and on with nothing to show,
But a graying face in this dying place.
That's a lock in my solitude.
I think of a place on a faraway coast.
Where friends are so dear and there's reason to toast.
A cloudy, dark image of a Middle East land.
Comes down and wrecks my hopeful thoughts.
Sail away to a place that's unknown.
Taken away from my friends and my home.
To a place they call sacred a place I call hell.
I long for that corner I once knew so well.

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