Dont forget to remember me

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And that was it

The death star was destroyed

And I was suddenly unemployed

Left out in the void

Of the real world

Where all the work is done by droids 

Life wasn't like this

Before I was deployed

Because they told me

That the empire needed me

I had to be prepared to die

If I wanted to be free

There is rebel scum

All over our galaxy

And by the time it's over

I'll even have a college degree

Plus a nice plot of land

On Dantooine

Where I can chill and expand

My family 

But life doesn't always pan out

The way we see

Now I sleep 

On the streets

Blisters occupying my feets

You see war would be glorious

At least that's what they told all of us

Not prepared for all of the horrors

That would be presented before us

Women and children demoralised

Innocent farmers burned alive

There's a reason most of us didn't shoot straight

We didn't want to end any more lives

I am a good person

But war makes you do terrible things 

Innocence turns to violence

When you're surviving by any means

Creating widows and 

Creating orphans

Like it's going out of fashion

Killing indiscriminately

Then use the excuse

That we were just following direction

Which we were 

But trust that doesn't make sleeping any easier 

The alcohol can hide it from the surface

But psychological damage runs much deeper

I've seen my best friends 

Cut down in their prime

Fighting for a war

That's yours

And not mine

We stood side by side

Fighting for what we thought was right

If only we know 

How the empire had lied

So now I'm stranded on Mos Eisley 

Not sure what happened

To all my fallen brothers

I heard a rumour some of them fled and regrouped in the outer rim sectors

And tried to carry on this bullshit war

Not even sure what they're fighting for 

Just a bunch of soldiers without a cause

While I sit here and try to ignore

The looks on people's faces as they

Quickly pass me by

They probably think I'm just a down and out

Who's given up on life

Maybe they're right? 

Even if they knew

What I had been through

They wouldn't be happy with the side that I did fight

The Darkside

Not the light

I wonder if I'll sleep tonight

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