Before the War

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Before the War

I want to sing you something that you never heard before
Something you can’t buy in a record store
I want to sing a song that will make you proud
The kind of tune you can’t live without
I want a song that will carry you home
a song that will carry you home

Before the war brought you all them rebel songs
you had only ballads and hymns
Before men were fighting you had nothing worth fighting for
Now at least you have something to fight against

The day that you were leaving I asked if you were sure
You told me that you heard it all before
You turned away and walked toward the gate
I called your name but it was too late
And I prayed one day you’d come home
I prayed someday you’d make it home

Before the war brought you all them rebel songs
you had only ballads and hymns
Before men were fighting you had nothing worth fighting for
Now at least you have something to fight against

Then one day the doorbell rang
It was a postman with a box of your things
And I cried for all you never heard
Telegram with your dying words said,
“You cannot let yourself be defined by the wars other men choose to fight.”

Let this song carry you home.
Let this song carry you home.

Before the war brought you all them rebel songs you had only ballads and hymns
Before men were fighting you had nothing worth fighting for
Now at least you have something to fight against

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from Before the War, released November 19, 2013

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