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Judgment Day

Judgment Day lyrics

Judgment Day

I sit among my charts and maps
And hear the lonely call of taps
Like the wind across the moon

Captain Emmett Lochran
I pray to God that I am right
And then I send boys off to fight
Travel home in boxes far too soon

Both
God have mercy on my soul
For all the years that I have stolen
From the men who follow what I say
And may their families all forgive
The orders I so calmly give them
As I march their sons into harm's way

Captain Emmett Lochran
I write to mothers of their sons
And say they were the bravest ones
Then I pour a drink and sleep

Private Sam Taylor
But sleep is only filled with drums
A slice of death till morning comes
The heart of darkness where my soul can weep

Both
Come walk a mile in bloody shoes
And lose the men that I am losing
Watch them pay the piper for my tune
Come walk among their ghosts with me
And look through eyes too used to seeing
Faces who have joined the lost platoon

Come Judgment Day, God only knows
If man will reap the pain he sows
And what will be the price he has to pay
But down here on the killing floor
Among the crimson rags of war
For me each day I live is Judgment Day
Every day for me is Judgment Day

All soldiers
God have mercy on my soul
For all the years that I have stolen
From my brothers, be they blue or gray
And may their families all forgive
The bayonet I rush to give them
As we march ourselves into harm's way

Down here on the killing floor
I hear the bloody sounds of war
And watch a thousand more souls slip away
Captain Billy Pierce
Watch them slip away
All soldiers
And sometimes it's too much to bear
The dead and dying everywhere
Every day for me is Judgment Day

Captain Emmett Lochran
Sometimes it's too much to bear
The dead and dying everywhere
Every day for me is Judgment Day
Both Captains
Every day for me is Judgment Day
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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Musical: Civil War, The. Song: Judgment Day. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes