Justifiable Casualty (Trillium)

First off, you hear it said somehow that everything’s fair in love and war How is it right to destroy a life to the core? But did you stop and ever wonder what it means to trade your love for a battle scar? No one wins in the outs and ins of the heart Civil war and now to mend a broken hearted land will take a hundred years or more What’s it worth if you’re ending up in the dirt? She said, “You can’t force an army to care for a loss not theirs.” Tears of ages dry, for pain is no retainable We pass the time caught up in our power struggles All the wasted lives And every one explainable We justify every casualty Sarah Dowd felt her heart bleed out when the letter came She was a widow now So much pain, yet we move along every day She said, “The sound still rings in my head A dream shot dead.” Tears of ages dry, for pain is no retainable We pass the time caught up in our power struggles All the wasted lives And every one explainable We justify every casualty Oh, we quickly forget the sound of regret With hate in our heart and blood in the sand So we’re doomed to repeat mistakes that we keep committing Don’t we ever suspect that the way we’re living isn’t how it’s meant to be? March on, hold your flags up high and don’t forget what you’re fighting for Deadly sins for a mortal win in the corps She said, “There’s no one who can declare a war on warfare.”