Song 235: "Black is the Sun" - Steve Palmer

Wind won't you carry me
Set my blind spirit free
For I have lost the will to breathe
As comrades fall like dying leaves

Black is the Sun
Black is the Sun

Rain won't you wash me clean
Such poison I have seen
Visions that will not be gone
For all my life, however long

And in this trench there is a picture
My sweet children smile at me
And in my heart an endless longing
Wherefore art the smiles I see?

Black is the Sun
Black is the Sun

Snow won't you chill my wounds
Spring she has come too soon
Fires scorch as we retreat
And flesh decays around my feet

Lord won't you bring me home
No strength have I to roam
A thousand miles beneath these boots
More death with every round I shoot

And on this gun there is a number
Tell me what this number means
Is it for the lives I've ended
Or is it for the countless tears I've screamed?

Black is the Sun
Black is the Sun

Wind won't you carry me
Set my blind spirit free
For I am broke beyond repair
So to my kin please blow me there

And wake me from this endless nightmare
Save me from these deathly drones
Grant me ever-lasting leave
From blood-red soil and burning bones

Black is the Sun
Black is the Sun

Black is the Sun
Black is the Sun