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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

new song demo: U.S. Grant

Here's one I've been working on the past few months.

U.S. Grant

heaven and hell / are both a stone's throw away
you get your orders stamped / and you set off on your way

you can't stay in the station / it's not a permanent home
and you can't save anyone / if you die alone

so travel light, and fast / keep moving, night and day


cordwood like bodies / and bodies crouched below
our sword is hunger / and our shield is snow

a man won't last forever / once the hard tack has run out
and all he can consume / are his fears and his doubts
they will rot him through / like the devil in the ground

he may try to escape / but he may as soon lie down



i have seen my enemy / by the thousands killed
and at my hand / that destruction willed

tonight i share a roof / with men maimed by my hand
and i would not withhold from them / my very last dram
but eventually i must / ignore their cries

as i plan the increase / of the wounded and the dead.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Adam M. said...

You're a good song writer Micah - Keep it up. - Adam M., VOMA

3:10 AM, July 27, 2010  

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