The Lion in my Heart (a reply to “Because”)

A song written in answer to the song, “Because”

By Karen Aldain

I’m watching from the sidelines, and the battle’s nearly won
I’m watching people dying, so very far from home
There’s some that can be healed, and some that can’t be saved
It’s cold upon the battlefield, but colder in the grave.

And the voices they are calling and the words are in my soul…
They’re calling to the Lion in my heart…

I’ve healed so many people that I’m numb now to the pain
I’ve forgotten why we’re fighting, for values, power or gain?
Remind me what we stand for, please stop me asking why?
Tell me death has purpose, remind me how to cry.

And the voices they are calling and the words are in my soul…
They’re calling to the Lion in my heart…

Is it just a show of power, to stand victorious on our hill?
Or do our values count for something, even when you have no will?
When our people are against us, but their leaders gone and fled,
When it’s our blades that cut our flesh, and our peoples’ blood we shed.

And the voices they are calling and the words are in my soul…
They’re calling to the Lion in my heart…

So let our words have reason, let our words have weight.
Let our words unite us, one people with one fate
Let us truly stand together, united in our cause
And let those who really stand against us be the ones who take the fall

And the voices they are calling and the words are in my soul…
They’re calling to the Lion in my heart…

We extend our hands in friendship, our weapons by our sides
For any who will take it, we beg you not to fight
The Lions fight with Honour, it’s not your deaths we seek
We’d proudly stand beside you, our allies on the field.

And the voices they are calling and the words are in my soul…
They’re calling to the Lion in my heart…

In spirit we’re one people who should not be split apart
So from these words take courage and know deep in your heart,
However dark your path may seem, however hard your choice
The Lions hear you calling – and we answer with one voice.

And the voices they are calling and the words are in my soul…
They’re calling to the Lion in my heart…

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