Language   

Holy Irons

Grant-Lee Phillips
Language: English


Related Songs

Cry Cry
(Grant-Lee Phillips)


2016
The narrow
the narrows

Canzone ambientata nella guerra di Secessione (Piccoli soldati grigi e blu)
Brother on brother
Lying in the fields
Only the Devil is keepin’ score
Your blonde haired boys are scattered long these hills
Picked clean like cotton in a rich man’s war

Lay down your holy irons
Lay down your guns and shining bayonets
Lay down your holy irons
It’s gonna’ be a job to raise the dead

Got no mansion on the yonder mount
No plantation pillars all in white
Just a Southern boy behind a plough
Swept up like nothin’
In a poor man’s fight

Lay down your holy irons
Lay down your guns and shining bayonets
Lay down your holy irons
It’s gonna’ be a job to raise the dead

Farewell Cordelia
Let me hold ya close
So I can remember how it feels
If a bullet brings me down
Before I make it home
Ya know that I’ll be dreamin’ of you still
Yes I will…

Little soldiers all in blue and grey
Every one of us a’ bleedin’ red
And when this broken body falls away
We’ll all lie down in the same earthen bed

Lay down your holy irons
Lay down your guns and shining bayonets
Lay down your holy irons
It’s gonna’ be a job to raise the dead
Lay down your holy irons
Lay down your guns and shining bayonets
The broken hearted Lord can only wring his hands
It’s gonna’ be a job to raise the dead

Contributed by dq82 - 2016/4/16 - 09:12



Main Page

Please report any error in lyrics or commentaries to antiwarsongs@gmail.com

Note for non-Italian users: Sorry, though the interface of this website is translated into English, most commentaries and biographies are in Italian and/or in other languages like French, German, Spanish, Russian etc.




hosted by inventati.org