Gavin M. Campbell

SPOILS OF WAR

It was to be for the people of the land
It was for them to be freed
Twelve years past, we swore to be on hand
Left them on knees their life to plead

We swore to consummate your decree
We hoped it was more eloquent then oil
Would you have suffered to this degree?
Was it the country you intended to foil?

We left our kids; we left our wife
We hunted to support your weapons plea
One year passed before the hunt for a life
We survived to watch our dreams flee

We swore to consummate your decree
We hoped it was more eloquent then oil
Would you have suffered to this degree?
Was it the country you intended to foil?

Our Fathers were called to battle the Red
You claimed they trained for the Devil
We were called to fight for the dead
You claimed the field must be level

We swore to consummate your decree
We hoped it was more eloquent then oil
Would you have suffered to this degree?
Was it the country you intended to foil?

Grandpa fought against the Crusader
We were to stop the ones who burn
Back home he had no nadir
You have made the tables turn

We swore to consummate your decree
We hoped it was more eloquent then oil
Would you have suffered to this degree?
Was it the country you intended to foil?