Rachel Marie Parkes

Rachel Marie Parkes

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Battle Fatigue

Written By: Rachel Marie Parkes

One Friday in June
Our battle was over
My armour was off
But the war wasn't won.
I'm battered and bruised
And try to recover
The dregs of my poor little
Army of one.

(Chorus)
Now I wear your scars,
These scars that prove
My battle fatigue
And my fragile belief in you.
These scars show the hurt
And the damage sustained.
But they become medals
When we show that we can march on through the pain...
To battle again.

Your words like gunfire
Have burned recollections
I've treasured of years of the life we had made.
I'm wounded and used
But knowing I love you
Is not ammunition enough
To have stayed.
(Chorus)

So I will march on
Resolved to no longer attack,
But to salvage the "me" who had died.
You wave the white flag
And I long to run to you,
But I know that to go back
Would be suicide.
(Chorus)

(Final Chorus)
Now I wear your scars
These scars that display
That nobody wins in a war of two lovers,
We just waste away.
These scars show the hurt
And the damage sustained.
Oh, but they become medals
When we show that we can march on through the pain...
To battle again.

Cradle

Written By: Rachel Marie Parkes

You sit in my soul
Like a precious stone.
Guiding me when I'm alone.
Brighten my colours
When I face the unknown.
Talk to me through every tone.

(Chorus)
I'll stay in the cradle
It's safe and warm.
I'll hide away
From this angry storm.
Still lightning frightens me,
You're more than I'll ever be...
So cradle me.

Your broken body
And all it can bear
Knows sorrow,
And all my despair.
Your heavy love
Is so pretty and rare.
Promise you'l always be there.

(Coda)
Still, life just frightens me,
You're more than I'll ever be...
So cradle me.