Another Man's Cause

Gunshots shatter in the peace of night
It's just another firefight
For the people of this little town
But for the dying soldier
Well he's feeling ten years older
As he's lying face down on the ground
All the words that are in his head
And all the words that his mother said
As she would put him to bed back home

Your Daddy when he died in the Falklands
Fighting for an other man's cause
And your brother he was killed in the last war
And your mother, well she's lying home alone

Everyday she sees your face
On the picture on the fireplace
With your brother as he was leaving school
Then a day came five years ago
You said Mother, I need to know
And you spoke the words your brother spoke before
I know the things my Daddy done
And I've seen the medals that he's won
And I know this is what he would have wanted for me

Now she wonders at it all
Just in whose name, do these brave young heros fall
And how many more are gonna answer that call
They're gonna fight and die in a nother country's war
They're gonna die for a re ligion didn't be lieve in at all
They're gonna die in a place they should never been at all
Oh, never been at all