From the album Act of Kindness

Lyrics

FOREVER SOLDIER
Cup your hands in the water
Wash the blood from your soul
For your sons and daughters
Be proud of the story told
You wielded the flag of power
Wore the uniform of the day
Now in your trying hour
You find that it’s hard to pray
Don’t you understand that you’re just a man?

In the history of tomorrow
Your valor’s etched in the walls of
As the world buries sorrow
And doesn’t see the crime
Little kids want your story
Some of the ladies get turned on by your pain
The writers want all the glory
As you try not to go insane
Don’t you understand that you’re just a man?