4. Civil War (A Union Rebel)

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General Lee he did his damndest, to send me back to Kansas,
but I guess that we finally won the war,
I don't remember what I was fighting for,
someone direct me to the liquor store, please

I nailed too many coffins, kickin' up dust and coughin'
stealing whisky wagons on the sly,
well if there's a thorn in my side,
its that I've seen too many die

And Jackson held a tough line, givin' us boys a hard time,
we were surely dropping like flies,
if you could see those widows red eyes,
you'd know how many died

Father Abraham says "I need another hundred thousand,
I'll be damned if we're gonna lose this fight",
Father Abe says right makes right,
but is it right if you're dead by night?

Brother against brother and father against son,
I think I shot my uncle, I think I shot him with a gun,
no, no, no, no
and those flames come and meet me,
warm me like the morning sun

My old buddy Burnside sent me slopping through the mudslide,
and now my feet are covered in the mire,
well that's not just mud in my eye,
it's that I seen too many die

Too many sad faces, too many lowdown places,
and now I can never go home,
on the battlefield will rest my bones,
and wander will my soul

Threatened with eviction there's a notice on my soul,
can't get no relief...in this hellhole,
no, no, no, no,
those old flames come and meet me,
warm my cold dead wet bones

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from Kind Old Soul (Not Me), released September 11, 2016
Adam, Cain, and Abel / Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac / Yaweh, Jesus, and Roman guard

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