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Reflection

Let’s get drunk again, again

Call it love again, again

The world don’t change

But life sure does

Let’s go back, go back, go back

Find a movie on VHS

Kiss that girl again, again

Oblivious to mediocrity

I made the world my sanctuary

But when the bombs dropped and children died

It knocked me off my feet, took me by surprise

My mother drank

My father cried

My brother sank

I survived

Go back

Go back

Rewind the tape

Defuse the bomb

Watch your life deflate

Sing

Sing while your family mourns

The night won’t end but our time will

Sing

Sing

Sing a song

Sing at the dark and sing at dawn

You will find a home again

And until then sing to the sound of the raging lightning storm

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