What Did You Do in the War, Dad? (Sonata Arctica)

Dad, what did you do in the war? Something to answer for? You say too young I am to know Dad, I've heard you cry at night Mournful and desperate blight Where did you learn that song you sing "War is in me! I was the war! And your praying brings back the suffering No, please, don't start to cry I only pray you'll never know The things I see every time I close my eyes Angels still have faces" What did you do in the war, dad, tell me Why can't you smile when the children sing Did the wages of war cut your soaring wings And your soul is now torn, unlike mine Do you fear yesterday will in someway Define the life of your child? Dad, I know what you did in the war Deeds devils would abhor Did you filfil the oath you swore? Dad, did you do it for me? Their blood for my life to live In the hollow without reprieve, without you "War is in me! I am the war! Don't you force me to live the nightmare again! I'm sorry Please, don't make me cry My son, you never ever want to know How when guarding your sleep serene I hear The silence of the children who sang" Far and beyond the stars there's A place where all the love, All the goodness we could have still resides But we choose life away from the light You can find ghosts of loss in the gaze of your Beautiful child