The Great War

Album: Midnights (3am Edition) (2022)
Charted: 26
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  • My knuckles were bruised like violets
    Sucker punching walls, cursed you as I sleep-talked
    Spineless in my tomb of silence
    Tore your banners down, took the battle underground
    And maybe it was ego swinging
    Maybe it was her
    Flashes of the battle come back to me in a blur

    All that bloodshed, crimson clover
    Uh-huh, sweet dream was over
    My hand was the one you reached for
    All throughout the Great War
    Always remember
    Uh-huh, tears on the letter
    I vowed not to cry anymore
    If we survived the Great War

    You drew up some good faith treaties
    I drew curtains closed, drank my poison all alone
    You said I have to trust more freely
    But diesel is desire, you were playin' with fire
    And maybe it's the past that's talkin'
    Screamin' from the crypt
    Tellin' me to punish you for things you never did
    So I justified it

    All that bloodshed, crimson clover
    Uh-huh, the bombs were close and
    My hand was the one you reached for
    All throughout the Great War
    Always remember
    Uh-huh, the burning embers
    I vowed not to fight anymore
    If we survived the Great War

    Uh-huh
    Uh-huh

    It turned into something bigger
    Somewhere in the haze, got a sense I'd been betrayed
    Your finger on my hair pin triggers
    Soldier down on that icy ground
    Looked up at me with honor and truth
    Broken and blue, so I called off the troops
    That was the night I nearly lost you
    I really thought I lost you

    We can plant a memory garden
    Say a solemn prayer, place a poppy in my hair
    There's no morning glory, it was war, it wasn't fair
    And we will never go back

    To that bloodshed, crimson clover
    Uh-huh, the worst was over
    My hand was the one you reached for
    All throughout the Great War
    Always remember
    Uh-huh, we're burned for better
    I vowed I would always be yours
    'Cause we survived the Great War

    Uh-huh
    Uh-huh
    I would always be yours
    'Cause we survived the Great War
    Uh-huh
    I vowed I would always be yours Writer/s: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Taylor Alison Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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