Empty Hands and Broad Shoulders

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A GENTLE FEW

All those years of blood
Sweat and tears you cried
You’ve got less to show
Than you have to hide
Lady luck and all her charms
I never known her
I’m just a man with empty hands and broad shoulders

You could have had a wife
Instead you made a name
The monuments you built
Look smaller by the day
She took you back, you kissed her lips
But they were colder
You’re just a man with empty hands and broad shoulders

The brother that you mock
For knowing wrong from right
Just went off to war
He won’t get out alive
He was a son, he was a friend
He was a soldier
You’re just a man with empty hands and broad shoulders