Paper for Steel

lyrics to a song I wrote. I'll post the link here or in the author guidance when I post it on you tube.

August is a-drawing near,
I'm falling back through all the years,
Just looking for a place I'd thought I'd lost.
Summer drops through finger tips,
It's sinking just like paper ships,
I'm searching in vain for freedom without a cost.

Soldiers die on battlefields, leaves turn brown,
Suns set like paper ships, sinking in the sea.

Maybe snow is pretty too,
And darkness makes the morning dew,
But I've payed for freedom, and these words are mine.
Poets say that dawn is gold,
And choose childhood o'er being old,
But give me light and life and I'll be fine.

Soldiers die on battlefields, leaves turn brown,
Suns set like paper ships, sinking in the sea.

Student's lives are poker chips,
And loose lips blamed for sinking ships,
But this paper navy's sinking despite your laws.
You can think whatever you choose,
But freedom is easy to loose,
And every rebel out there has a cause,

Soldiers die on battlefields, leaves turn brown,
Suns set like paper ships, sinking in the sea.

The End

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