lifeblood: songs: lyrics: come on home


dark clouds are coming in
like an army
soon the sky will open up and disarm me
you will go
just like you've gone before
one sad soldier off to war
with enemies that only you can see

the dishes stacked
the table cleared
it's always like the scene of the last supper here
you speak so cryptically
but that's not news to me
the flood is here it'll carry you
and i've got work to do

come on home
the team you're hitched to has a mind of its own
but it's just the forces of your past you've fought before
come back here and shut the door
i'm stacking sandbags against the river of your trouble

there is fire
and there is lust
some would trade it all for someone they could trust
there's a bag of silver
for a box of nails
it's so simple the betrayal
though it's known to change the world and what's to come

just come on home
the team you're hitched to has a mind of its own
but it's just the forces of your past you've fought before
don't you recognize them anymore
i'm stacking sandbags against the river of your trouble

there's the given
and the expected
i count my blessings while i eye what i've neglected
is this for better
is this for worse
you're all jammed up
and the dam's about to burst

i hear the owl
in the night
i realize that some things never are made right
by some will
we string together here
days to months and months to years
what if everything we have adds up to nothing

home
(come home your)
the team you're hitched to has a mind of its own
(team has a mind of its own)
(it's just the)
but it's just the forces of your past you've fought before
(forces of your past) come back here and shut the door
i'm stacking sandbags against the river of your trouble

words and music by emily saliers


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