Terry Kelly – A Pittance Of Time lyrics

Give me strength so as not to be like him. It takes courage to fight someone else’s war. In peace may they rest. May we never forget why they died. It’s a pittance of time. Read the letters and poems of the heroes at home. Freedom’s fought for and won in numerous ways. My heart pounds in my breast, fingers pressed to my lips,
My throat wants to bawl out, my tongue barely resists. It takes courage to fight in your own war. It’s a pittance of time. In peace may they rest, may we never
Forget why they died. It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls all over. It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who went over. At the end of the line,
It’s a pittance of time. They fought and some died for their homeland. Could he not show respect for other dads who have died? But two minutes I will bide. There’s a price to be paid if you go, if you stay. Take two minutes, would you mind? They bring hope to foreign lands that hate mongers can’t kill. It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who go over. Take two minutes, would you mind? Look at his little child; there’s no fear in her eyes. They fought and some died, now it’s our land. In peacetime our best still don battle dress
And lay their lives on the line. May we never forget, our young become vets. Our peacekeepers tell of their own living hell. God forgive me for wanting to strike him. It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who went over. Take two minutes, would you mind? It’s a pittance of time

In peace may they rest,
Lest we forget why they died,
Take a pittance of time. They have casualties, battles, and fears of their own.