Second Great War - single

by David Story

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This seven-minute epic tells the story of two brothers from Tennessee who find themselves in the foreign territory of World War II. Their journey over the ocean and back home is relayed over aching melodies that both crawl and soar. This is a song that will create a cavity in your heart.

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released October 11, 2011

Words, music and album artwork by David Story.

Recorded on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at Electric Angel Studios in Goshen, Indiana, by Grant Beachy.

David Story — vocals, guitars, bass, piano and organ.
Grant Beachy — drums.
Allison Borntrager — harmony.

Engineered, edited, mixed, and mastered by Grant Beachy at Electric Angel Studios. (electricangelstudios.com)

Produced by David Story and Grant Beachy.

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Track Name: Second Great War
Take a last look around,
We’ll shake the dust of this town;
Cut back ‘cross the counties we knew once before,
Before the start of the Second Great War.

Burn back through those hedgerows and wires,
Far from the frozen foxhole fires,
To trees that ain’t naked, a house that ain’t quite as cold;
I’m a child, I’m a soldier, I’m old.

Carry me on through the river,
Carry me over the valley floor,
Carry me to the banks of that white western shore,
I’m a child of the Second Great War,
I’m a child of the Second Great War.

When they drew us our generals and gods
We were two brothers playing the odds
On a wheel that can carry you to kingdoms unknown,
But a brother can carry you home.

So bear me over the sea
To the green hills of east Tennessee;
Out on the margin of these memorial grounds,
Take my body and lower me down.

Carry me on through the river,
Carry me over the valley floor,
Carry me to the banks of that white western shore,
I’m a child of the Second Great War,
I’m a child of the Second Great War.

When your window’s open at night
Do you hear the furious fight?
Or just the sound of the swallow return to her nest?
That’s the sound of what laid me to rest.
That’s the sound of what laid me to rest.

Carry me on through the river,
Carry me over the valley floor...

Carry me on through the river,
Carry me over the valley floor,
Carry me to the banks of that white western shore,
I’m a child of the Second Great War,
I’m a child of the Second Great War,
I’m a child of the Second Great War.