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They're on the Wall. DID YOU BELT OUT LOVESICK HYMNS? DID YOU KISS THE NIGHT OUTTA YOUR HEAD? DID YOU PRAY FOR THE OTHER MAN DEAD? DID YOU BET ON THE CAPTAIN'S WHIMS?
HELICONIUS SAPHO: ...Captain, there?
M-249: Yes, here.
HELICONIUS SAPHO: But what about the lines? What do I say now?
M-249: Don't question me, man! Those riots will explode into heat when the time arrives!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: And the sea? Won't it collapse?
M-249: The sea's a toxic lunatic! Feed it the doves, a few drunken sailors, it'll be fine.
HELICONIUS SAPHO: What if I fall in? Who will bury my drowned body? Who will send the letter to my mother?
M-249: The 'gulls will find your mother...erhm...you'll be okay. Just remember to breathe.
HELICONIUS SAPHO: Captain, I don't see you leaving. What'll become of this bomb?
M-249: Aim here, soldier! I just can't cry you to sleep anymore! The bomb will numb! It'll be over soon.
HELICONIUS SAPHO: Did you say you want to die?
M-249: Aim here!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: If my bullet reaches you, won't you cry once more for me? It's the least you can do.
M-249: Your bullet! End my pulse, soldier!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: What will I do without you? Who will lead us now?
M-249: The dead will fall in their hearts, the days will turn fuzzy...there's no turning back!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: Captain, couldn't you pull the trigger?
M-249: Then it wouldn't be my passage! It's your future, kill me now!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: I can't do it. I won't do it.
M-249: This is an order, soldier! Why don't you let me die?!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: The water is filling up...I don't think my lungs will last much longer. Couldn't you breathe for me?
M-249: I'm at a loss! Shoot me now---I can't live with this killer's blood!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: Captain, can't you keep beating for me? For all you've killed? What's my life or theirs worth if you die?
M-249: I couldn't! It's too high! I'll surely live!
HELICONIUS SAPHO: Why don't you fly? Why won't you run?
M-249: Because this isn't in my blood! Leak it out, let the whole goddamn world see my failure!
THESE DEAD AK-47s, THE STENCH OF LIFE ONCE SO PURE
OH, DESPAIR, MY LOVE, I'LL WAIT FOR THE DAY
FOR THE DAY MY PETALS WILL FLY, FLY, FLY AWAY
THEN WE CAN ROT TOGETHER.
DON'T YOU WANT THAT, SWEET SOLDIER?
HOW WE CAN DANCE AS OUR BONES CREAK
HOW WE COULD SING AS OUR BODIES CAVE IN
WE'D DUST INTO PERFECT EXISTENCE
OUR EYES WILL BE DAZZLED WITH SCARLET
A SCAR FOR YOUR LIGHTS
CARE FOR A DREADFULLY MANIC MAN?
SO YOU WISH TO HATE?
SO YOU WISH TO STARVE?
SO YOU WISH TO KILL?
SO YOU WISH TO DIE?
SOLDIER, SOLDIER, SOLDIER.
ROSES WILL NEVER DOUSE OUT THE MOURN
FLOWERS WILT ON YOUR EMPTY NAMES
BREATHE FOR ME
DIE FOR ME
LIVE FOR ME
KILL, YOU'VE GOT TO KILL, KILL, KILL KISS THE DEAD