LYRICS: Iron & Wine

“Love Vigilantes”

Have you ever had a moment where you realize what’s truly, deeply important to you in life? In that moment, your day to day concerns might seem to fall away. It can be a moment of joy or of sadness, but it’s eye-opening no matter the emotion. I had a moment like that today…and shortly afterwards, I connected with this song and it’s beautiful yet painful lyrics:

“Oh I’ve just come
From the land of the sun
From a war that must be won
In the name of truth
With our soldiers so brave
your freedom we will save
With our rifles and grenades
And some help from God
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see

You just can’t believe
The joy I did receive
When I finally got my leave
And I was going home
Oh I flew through the sky
my convictions could not lie
For my country I would die
And I will see it soon
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see

When I walked through the door
My wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore
I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand
And I saw the telegram
That said that I was a brave, brave man
But that I was dead
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see”

Iron and Wine
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