Proud and Torn

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PROUD AND TORN

They are all alone
Together, Can’t believe what they’ve been shown
Follow their gaze, they stare always
At a place far away from

Home: sometime they’ll go
But every single one still knows
That in the end, around the bend
The absent faces always

Show a missing part
But she still feels him in her heart
As time goes by she’ll come to lie
Again beside him like the start.

Come back with a flag, that’s the only way they’ll pack his bag
Or if he’s through because he’s due to come back true
Once his honor grew to start a new life in a few
Just as askew as he’s ever had

The start comes with ease
Before everyone is displeased
They argue more, down at the store
As children watch the strange

Disease is what some call it
Children laugh and play, and don’t follow it
On the news, their eyes aren’t glued
But they don’t have to fill

The wallet has a picture
Every single day he still misses her
Pretty smile, it’s been a while
And as he sits his mind will stir.

Come back with a flag, that’s the only way they’ll pack his bag
Or if he’s through because he’s due to come back true
Once his honor grew to start a new life in a few
Just as askew as he’s ever had

Stir up memories
As mothers wait, they still seem to plan these
Different ways, day after day
To bring back their boys to their

Families will always mourn
Though some are proud, and some are torn
As what to do, they think back to
Twenty years ago, when he was

Born all alone
No brothers or sisters to be shown
Follow his gaze, they stare always
At a place far away from home.

Come back with a flag, that’s the only way they’ll pack his bag
Or if he’s through because he’s due to come back true
Once his honor grew to start a new life in a few
Just as askew as he’s ever had

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from From This Far, released July 29, 2009
Music and Lyrics by Van Wampler

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Ivory Drive Boulder

Ivory Drive is an Alternative/Indie band from Boulder, Colorado. With a combination of piano, organ, drums, bass, trumpet, and sax, their unique sound is a savory stew of rock and jazz, flavored with blues, world, folk, and even bits of classical. Click on the Play button on the player below to hear their music, or on the menu at the top to learn more about Ivory Drive. ... more

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