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“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”

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“Grace For Saints and Ramblers”

Sam Beam has come a long way from the tune “Naked As We Came”. His early recordings were made while he was quietly playing in his home, trying not to wake his sleeping baby. So it makes sense that his sound has naturally evolved and progressed as his life (and recording environment) has drastically changed. This new single sounds MUCH different from the early material, but I dig it! The new album, Ghost On Ghost is out mid April.

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