I'll soon be something of the past
To my dear wife and children.
But how long will the torture last
It's a hard world to live in.
The nation that I once adored
Has not done me any good.
She's struck by drought but still goes to war
At the cost of my livelihood.
Maybe we would have become slaves
But at least we wouldn't starve.
Now I have nothing to sustain you
What's the good of empty love?
There now I cannot justify
This grievous act of mine ..
But you go ahead, don't ever cry -
You have the strength and time to shine.
Children, always help your mama
Like our little soldier did ..
He's gone but I'll join him and pray
That some day your dreams may be fulfilled.
Perhaps, they'll give you relief
When they will see you have no man.
But even if they don't I'll still believe
That you will make it. Yes you can!
I've measured my worth in money, something I now regret ..
But it's too late, I have become so numb.
There's nothing to rely on; so much crisis, too much debt ..
To the pressure now, I finally succumb.