Casualty Of War






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mike_mezz Writer, historian and musician
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I never thought I'd bring the war back home....PTSD Awareness

Casualty Of War

Casualty Of War By: Mike Mezz

Millions of American soldiers and even civilians suffer from PTSD. Call 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) if in crisis. Casualty Of War By: Mike Mezz

I keep trying to persevere But a new nightmare always begins The booming sounds that I hear Are relentless gunfire in my head

Shifting gears in the driver's seat Echos of battle chill me to the bone And this concrete bloodline carries me Never thought I'd bring the war back home

I'm nothing but a number Just another casualty of war For a cause that I never had the chance To understand the score

They told me that I'd be okay Back in civilian life and live day by day But when I think about it my hands still shake And then I know exactly what I am

I'm in overdrive and barely alive As long as I keep moving I'll be alright Was that a muzzle flash from my past? Or just my mind still in the fight?

With one eye in the mirror I can see The "Cavalry of God" coming after me Thundering down and traveling fast Maybe it's punishment for the past

I'm nothing but a number Just another casualty of war For a cause I never had the chance To understand the score

They promised that I'd be okay Resume civilian life and live day by day But when I think about it my hands still shake And then I know exactly what I am

I have blood upon my hands

Everyone I knows what I am I have blood upon my hands

Everyone I knows what I am I'm nothing but a killer I have blood upon my hands

I'm nothing but a killer

Millions of American soldiers and even civilians suffer from shell shock or PTSD. If you are in crisis or know someone who is in crisis CALL 911 or 1- 800-273-TALK (800-273- 8255)

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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