| PTSD | Has Anybody Seen My Soldier | Standing All Alone |

Song was written by Jon Ochsendorf

A Remembrance Day Tribute. I wrote the song for the play “Contact Unload” which deals with veterans dealing with PTSD, OSI, and Suicide. Simply put, it’s not about glorifying war. We expect our soldiers to do things we won’t or can’t, and to have our backs, We should have theirs…

On the horizon, there’s plenty of storm clouds brewing

and the smell in the air is the smell of mistrust and fear

and they’re gathering the young men and women to use them as fodder

for the men who think up these wars will never come here

In the cities and farms, the mothers are openly weeping

for the lives of their children the government sends off to war

but their children know better they have their band of brothers

war doesn’t matter to them they fight for more

refrain: down by the river there’s just the sound of the water

and over the hill is the thunder and crashing of war

and the souls of the fallen are leaving and rising to heaven

they will need to be fighting their brethren no more

If you hear my song, well, it might make you wonder

how I could extol the virtues of a man with a gun

duty will make a man stand in the face of great peril

when he thinks of those that he loves and just wants to run

Here’s to the man who knows when to lay down his weapon

and here’s to the man who knows when it’s time to fight

here’s to the man who’ll stay behind with his brother

here’s to the man who knows the best way to die


Shania Twain

Don’t close the door when you leave, it’s cold out

I need to see the air when you breathe and say out loud

That you’ll be home soon

Not to worry, you’re gonna hurry back

Has anybody seen my soldier, standing all alone?

Has anybody seen my soldier just trying to get home?

You’re not alone when you dream, I’m with you

I hear your heart when it beats, I feel it too

Sleep in peace, love is tender

Please remember me

Has anybody seen my soldier, standing all alone?

Has anybody seen my soldier just trying to get home?

Where did you go, my love?

I need to know you’re safe


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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

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