07. Because Wars Tool You

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

I wondered about the real cost of war 
while writing this song.

Would you have been a writer, an artist,
a troubador?
Maybe a dancer, a poet,
a composer of movie scores

Chorus 1
We’ll never know the answers
We’ll never know the truths
We’ll never know your talents
Because wars took you
Because wars took you

What if Shakespeare had been killed
in the Spanish Armada
And Springsteen and Dylan
died in Viet Nam

Chorus 2
There would be no Romeo no Juliet
No Born to Run no Tangled Up in Blue
What have we missed?
Because wars took you
Because wars took you

BRIDGE
Wars take our youngest
Wars take our brightest
Wars take our bravest
Wars took you
Wars took you

It’s people who fight in wars
not nations
It’s people who can end
war’s destructive creation

Chorus 3
We’ll never know all that we have lost
Where your footsteps would have lead us to
We’ll never know the total cost
Because wars took you
Because wars took you

BRIDGE
Wars take our youngest
Wars take our brightest
Wars take our bravest
Wars took you

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