The Snipers Promise

Melody -

1. The night was icy cold
I stood along waiting for an army foot patrol
And when at last they came into my site
I squeezed the trigger of my armalite.

2. A shot rang out, I heard a soldier cry
Oh please don't leave me here alone to die
I realized his patrol had ran away
And left their wound comrade for me to slay.
  3. There's nothing in this world I would not give
If there's mercy in your heart you'll let me live
And in his eyes I saw a begging flame
As the muzzle of my gun lowered towards his brain.

4. The dawn was breaking as I reached my base
I can't forget the look on that boy's face
Fear, agony, and torment were all there
But to your memory mama his life I spared.

Oh Mama, oh Mama comfort me
For I know these awful things have got to be
But when this war for freedom has been won
I promise you I'll put away my gun.

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