War At Home

Album: Illuminations (2010)
  • Fallen brother, he's a fallen husband
    He's about to be woken in his hospital bed
    He doesn't want to rest
    He just wants to run
    And he's tired of being told that he's the lucky one

    Caped crusader, she's a newborn leader
    But you should see her when her daughter's on the phone
    And she wipes the tears away
    And she laces up because there's still hell to pay
    And it sure feels like hell today, today

    And she says
    You see these hands they're bruised and brown
    They're yours alone
    Hold on love we're still going down
    Hold on love we're still fighting at home
    The war at home

    Innocence behind his broken expression
    He's a child of mercy he's our unlearned lesson
    And he's trying to wake up
    From this wilderness his world has now become
    He's reaching out to those he's running from

    And he says
    You see these hands they're bruised and brown
    They're yours alone
    Hold on now we're still going down
    Hold on now we're still fighting

    And it's (one step forward and two steps back)
    This is all who are marching
    (One step forward two steps back)
    This is young and old
    (One step forward two steps back)
    Through the void of silence
    You are not alone

    You see these hands they're a million strong
    They are yours now
    Hold on now we're all going down
    Hold on now we're all fighting at home
    The war at home Writer/s: DANIEL D. WILSON, JOSH GROBAN
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis is so touching...absolutely beautiful song and album! YOU GO, JOSH! COME TO ALABAMA!!!
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