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(Gale Mead)
Gale Mead
I saw the car pull up outside
I knew just what they'd say
The Department of Defense regrets
Your Brian's passed away, oh lord
Your Brian's passed away

Love of my life, light of my eye
How can I bear the pain?
Again I read his letters and
My tears they fall like rain, lord
They fall, they fall like rain.
And he wrote...

Dear Mary,
I'm not allowed to tell you where our base is
Stuck between Iraq and a couple real hard places
Tell Mom I said thank you for the jellybeans and magazines
Tell our little girls I miss their pretty faces
Oh, and I miss you tonight
Oh, how I miss you

Dear Mary,
Please try not to worry, I'm as safe as I can be
We finally found some more scrap metal
To armor our Humvee
Tell Mom I said thank you for the DVDs and BVDs
Give our little girls a great big hug from me
Oh, and I miss you tonight
Oh, how I miss you

Dear Mary,
Tom and Peter got blown up and it hurts too much to cry
In fighting for this rich man's war
How many more must die?
We're the ones who have to pay
The consequence for arrogance
The President says "Bring 'em on"
And we pay with our lives
Oh, and I miss you tonight
Oh, God I miss you
Dear Mary