Battleground

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"Battleground" - this one's for mom and dad

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Said his vows before he went over seas
Kissed his bride, slipped on his ring
Met and married now her husband's gone
He's off to war, Vietnam.

He came home sick from the war
Complications of Agent Orange
Couldn't hold any food down
She helped his mind escape his battleground

She held his hands...

We're gonna make it baby, go on leave your battleground
We're gonna make it baby, cause I meant every single vow
And i know you did too
Come on now baby, let's make it through

He always knew she'd make a good mother
Three little girls, no one like the other
For all their questions she knew all the answers
Til she came home and said it was cancer

She woke up from her medications
Complications of radiation
Ran it's course now she's hospice bound
He helped her mind escape her battleground

He held her hands...

We're gonna make it baby, go on leave your battleground
We're gonna make it baby, cause you know I meant every vow
And I know you did too
Go on now baby, I'll see you soon.

To have and to hold til they grow old
In sickness and health, the cards they're dealt
Time and tears, never another in all those years
She held his heart, long after death did they part.

Driving home in the ice and snow, try to get there before he goes
Holding hands 3 girls surround, we help his mind escape his battleground

We all held hands...

We're gonna make it, daddy, go on leave your battleground
We're gonna make it daddy, cause we know you meant every vow
And we know she did too
Go on now Daddy, she's waiting on you.

credits

from Songs of Dignity & Grit, released January 12, 2016
Julie Nolen: Vocals and acoustic guitar
Daniel Barrett: lead guitar

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Julie Nolen Austin, Texas

Julie Nolen, who is known for her energetic and exciting performances, has been playing in Austin for over ten years, focusing not only with solo shows but also with her band. She regularly plays rooms such as the Saxon Pub, Lambert's and One2One Bar. Nolen has captured her energetic sound onto disc, releasing her first solo demo album, "Raise Hell" in February 2015. ... more

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