My Grandfather


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My Grandfather

	  		When I was born my grandfather held me in his warm hands 
And it seems though his eyes are teary , 
But it's hard to tell from an old photograph 
While my brother and sister danced at the feet of his tired and weathered frame 
He said there's a light to this boy I've rarely seen 
And there he gave me my name 

Well my grandfather was a sniper  
In the Red Army 
He never had any brothers in arms for on both sides stood enemies 
With a cold, unbroken will to survive 
His steady hand took aim 
And he drank just enough to keep himself warm 
For he never spoke his true name 

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When I was a boy,the summers were ours 
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He would take me down to the sea 
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He?d stand on the waters edge 
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And watch me go crazy 
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As the gentle waves rolled in 

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Lookin' back I wonder how he must have felt 
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Watching me and running so free 
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All the years in his life he wished he could forget 
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Did he look at the world through me? 

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When I was a man I flew across the Ocean 
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When I heard he needed care 
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I listened as he spoke of his turbulent life 
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From his ordinary chair 
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And he ended by saying 
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'Oh,I've had enough 
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The time has come for me to go 
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I have only one wish 
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That is left in me 
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To be taken peacefully' 


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Just before I was due to marry 
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I heard he could not walk anymore 
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It was then he gave up fight 
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I had said goodbye  
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Almost one year before  

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And I'll never forget something he told me 
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?Yes it?s a cruel world ,but you must live without fear? 
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Well I sure do miss my grandfather 
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He's the reason why I'm here 

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