THE WOLFE TONES SNIPER'S PROMISE LYRICS

The night was icy cold I stood along
I was waiting for an army foot patrol
And when at last they came within my site
I squeezed the trigger of my armalite

Oh Mama, oh Mama comfort me
I know these awful things have got to be
But when the war for freedom has been won
I promise you I'll put away my gun.

A shot rang out, I heard a soldier cry
"Please don't leave me here alone to die"
I realized his patrol had gone away
And left their wounded comrade for me to slay.

Oh Mama, oh Mama comfort me
I know these awful things have got to be
But when the war for freedom has been won
I promise you I'll put away my gun.

"There's nothing in this world I would not give
If mercy in your heart you'd let me live"
And in his eyes I saw a burning flame
As my gun it slowly fell towards his brain.

Oh Mama, oh Mama comfort me
I know these awful things have got to be
But when the war for freedom has been won
I promise you I'll put away my gun.

Dawn was breaking as I reached my base
Can't forget the look on that boy's face
Fear, agony, torment, they all were there
But to your memory, Mama, his life I spared.

Oh Mama, oh Mama comfort me
I know these awful things have got to be
But when the war for freedom has been won
I promise you I'll put away my gun.
I promise you I'll put away my gun.
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