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Unknown Father

He never looked back, his orders were clear,
Kept his eyes on the tracks.
He'd return to the wounded in the field, he's a doctor at war,
But for his wife and his daughters, they'd see him no more.

With her babies beside, she watched him go.
Tears had dried in her eyes.
Alone with her daughters, no home, she's a mother at war,
But for her husband and their father, they'd see him no more.

They both knew that when he left, he'd never return.
His duty meant his death, he'd die with his men.
She'd always remember him as the man she loved so true,
But for the girls, he was the father they never knew.

Bombs were falling closer still, as he tended his men.
The maimed, the battle-torn, the ill.
In the chaos of war, saving lives, when the soldiers arrived.
He tried to stop them, so they shot him, No one survived.

She had no choice but to flee. The tanks were too close now.
She joined the other refugees.
In the chaos of war, babes beside, she boarded a train.
Bombed out houses, the old and the injured were all that remained.

In a crowded carriage car, with grief all around, she longed for her man.
She wept and prayed, that he'd come back safe to be with them again.
But as he fell to the ground, the last thoughts on his mind,
Were of the love he felt for his wife and daughters...

... And then he died
... And then he died
... And then he died

She'd always remember him as the man she loved so true,
But for the girls, he was the father they never knew.
He was the father they never knew.

He was the father that they would never know.

© 1999