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Soldier Of Fortune (Bruce Moss) video
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He was born into a broken home
where love had ceased to grow,
Lost his mom and dad when he was five
and his daddy didn't know,
How to raise a son all by himself
without a helping hand,
Then he gambled with the bottle
and the devil dealt the hand.

Locked inside his tortured mind
the memory still remains,
The smiling face of his little boy
he'll never see again;
When his courage starts to falter
he'll pour another round,
Then he'll pray to God to give him
strength to turn the bottle down.

He's a soldier of fortune
with a war inside his head,
And as each new day slips away
he wishes he was dead;
For the bottle is his captain,
where it leads him he will go,
'Cause in his heart he's never had
the courage to say no.

And in the darkness of the night
the battle rages on,
But this tired and weary soldier
has no reason to go on;
For the morning light will find him
lying cold out in the street,
For the order has been given
for this soldier to retreat.

He was a soldier of fortune
with a war inside his head,
And as each new day slipped away
he wished that he was dead;
For the bottle was his captain,
where it led him he would go,
'Cause in his heart he never had
the courage to say no.
In his heart he never had
the courage to say no.

####.... Bruce Moss of Portugal Cove, NL. © Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Bruce Moss (The Islander, trk#10, 1982, Quay Records [1976-1983] Stephenville, NL, produced by Moss/Bishop/Caines, recorded at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL).

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