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The Casualties of War

from by Rebecca Brickley

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lyrics

Send out the papers
It's time to tell the world
it's time to let it known
The battlefront is all but done
The boys are coming home

It's time to celebrate
It's time to cut the cake
It's time I rubbed it in their face

They said that I was better off alone
Than building all my hopes upon an empty home
And I was better of cold
Than spending every night warm, wrapped inside your empty clothes

But the war is never won
The battle's never done
And my soldier has got to be free
There's no other way I'd have him be
Just hope someday that freedom will lead him
To fight for me
Fight for me

Bring out the good glasses
Let's pour the wine
Not waste our precious time
Try to forget that when you get back gone
You'll probably die

And I will weep for you
But in the meantime, you
Can lay your body down on mine

You said that I was better off alone
But I'd rather be lonely than all on my own
And I was better of cold
Than trying to ignite the fire inside your empty bones

But the war is never won
The battle's never done
And my soldier has got to be free
There's no other way I'd have him be
Just hope someday that freedom will lead him
To fight for me
To fight for me

Let the trumpets sound
We're going down, we're going down
Lay your armor down
We're going down, we're going down

Eternally I'm yours
But we're going down, we're going down
I am a casualty of war
And we're going down, we're going down

Oh, tell me what you're fighting for
When we're going down, we're going down
I am a casualty of war
And we're going down, we're going down

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from Things That I Should Tell You EP, released July 27, 2012

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tags: folk Newberg

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Rebecca Brickley Newberg, Oregon

Rebecca is a singer/songwriter from Newberg, OR.

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