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On The 10th

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This undying love in my heart
Held captive by the fact that we’ve been torn apart
Although I know there’s no letting go
I’m still alone
A still depone
Bemoan to fill my soul

Verse 1:

The drummer boy
Still drumming and marching
I’m humming the trumpets are gone and departed
I’m feeling bravehearted
And hazed by the violence
Cuz my senses tell me this war is childish
At home where my mind slips
At home where my child sits beside my wife
Besides this fight
They’ve been on my mind since the instant I left
Just to think that I left
To help, to fight
While the health of my wife wasn’t at best
A rhinovirus infected her chest
She says that it’s less
She stressed that it’s best that I go and protect
And do what I must
We discussed then a thrust of entrust hit me stern
Unconcerned now
Man of house my son had now earned
So I turn to the road
To a journey unknown
All I know is the goal is return to my home
So, I march to the valley of death with no fear,
My sword, my shield,
A lock of her hair, proper luck, I keep tucked in a spot of my gear
My paths locked
I ask God
If this would end tragically
Please watch over my family
I can except my fate
Based upon how far you’ve taken me
If my wife can feel the pain and grieve
Then have a saint
Take my seed.

Verse 2:

I promise to stay by your side
As I watch from upon on high
Come up when it’s your time
Until then I’ll ride
And for him foreworn him
A guide to his stride
A light for this last flight
A slight insight from the past life
Forever your wife
From the start how I tried
Till death did we part
To my vows I abide


Verse 3:

Raise shield
Yield sword
Noise like violent storm
The archers aim
Then Arthur falls
Can’t stop to mourn
Move on, march on
Our army’s strong
They will fall eventually
In comes the infantry
Killed one, killed three
We cut through them like weeds
Run through with light speed
Through the cloud light bleeds
Right on me can’t see
Lift my shield
So, oh I blocked the blow
Whoah, the man on high guides my way
Dragonfly flies on my blade
Swing it flies away
Slink then another slaid
What is happening
Back to attack again
Then I trip through
See her musk thistle
Hear “It must miss you”
Feel the heat near as the flaming spears whisk through
They whistle by
I can’t see your eyes
I can’t see your smile
I conceive you’ve died
I can’t seem to cry
I can’t explain
I don’t know why
I feel the pain
Feel whole inside
The goal is still I must get back to home
So I pick up, move on
For my family I go


To our family you go my sweet
Till then I’ll hold your seat
For my saint till we meet


from Nine Leaves, released January 31, 2006
(H. Stang, D. Stang)

Rhyming: Stang
Vocals: Dominique Stang
Production: Zack Hemsey


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