Sonata Arctica What Did You Do In The War, Dad? Lyrics

Dad, what did you do in the war?

Something to answer for?

You say too young I am to know…

Dad, I’ve heard you cry at night

Mournful and desperate blight

Where did you learn that song you sing…

“War is in me! I was the war!

And your prying brings back the suffering

No, please, don’t start to cry…

I only pray you’ll never know

The things I see every time I close my eyes

Angels still have faces”

What did you do in the war, dad, tell me

Why can’t you smile when the children sing

Did the wages of war cut your soaring wings

And your soul is now torn, unlike mine

Do you fear yesterday will in someway,

Define the life of your child?

Dad, I know what you did in the war

Deeds devils would abhor

Did you fulfil the oath you swore?

Dad, did you do it for me?

Their blood for my life to live

In the hollow without reprieve, without you

“War is in me! I am the war!

Don’t you force me to live the nightmare again!

I’m sorry…

Please, don’t make me cry…

My son, you never ever want to know

How when guarding your sleep serene I hear

The silence of the children who sang…”

Far and beyond the stars there’s

A place where all the love,

All the goodness we could have still resides

But we choose life away from the light

You can find ghosts of loss in the gaze of your

Beautiful child