why i had to go

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whenever these wars die away
i’ll always be a soldier anyway
half the time i drink my booze
i’m drownin in spirits of men i shoot
the other half’s to try to say
why women & children get in harm’s way

tho i go
i’ll be there
when you grow
you will know why i had to go

when the bosses say let’s go
you put on yr helmet - can’t say no
when the bosses say come back
they put you in the office of a man in black
if the man in white diverts you in
the man in black has to eat yr sin
if the man in green is scratchin yr back
the man in blue already stole yr cash

tho i go
i’ll be there
when you grow
you will know why i had to go


from julian brown, released September 14, 2013



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julian brown

Julian Harris Brown (born December 9, 1971) is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and arranger. His harmonically rich music touches on a variety of sounds such as pop, rock & roll, r&b, first nations, country & western, brazilian, afro-cuban, persian, and progressive jazz by using diverse instrumentation within the context of indie pop. ... more

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