Struck down upon these hateful sands.
Drawing my last breath in this foreign wasteland.
So far from my home. Led to die for his gold.
They filled our ears with lies.
Painting an image of people with freedom denied.
(The protagonist has been sent to war within the desert where he is mortally wounded. He also believes that this war is
fueled by the greed of those who would benefit and that a false reason has been given to justify the violence.)
So we left our families and homes behind.
Never once suspecting the treachery which lies