Til the Last Shot's Fired

Album: X (2008)
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  • I was there in the winter of '64
    When we camped in the ice at Nashville's doors
    Three hundred miles our trail had lead
    We barely had time to bury our dead
    When the Yankees charged and the colors fell
    Overton hill was a living hell
    When we called retreat it was almost dark
    I died with a grapeshot in my heart

    Say a prayer for peace
    For every fallen son
    Set my spirit free
    Let me lay down my gun
    Sweet mother Mary I'm so tired
    But I can't come home 'til the last shot's fired

    In June of 1944
    I waited in the blood of Omaha's shores
    Twenty-one and scared to death
    My heart poundin' in my chest
    I almost made the first seawall
    When my friends turned and saw me fall
    I still smell the smoke, I can taste the mud
    As I lay there dying from a loss of blood

    Say a prayer for peace
    For every fallen son
    Set my spirit free
    Let me lay down my gun
    Sweet mother Mary I'm so tired
    But I can't come home 'til the last shot's fired

    I'm in the fields of Vietnam,
    The mountains of Afghanistan
    And I'm still hopin', waitin' prayin'
    I did not die in vain

    Say a prayer for peace
    For every fallen son
    Set my spirit free
    Let me lay down my gun
    Sweet mother Mary I'm so tired
    But I can't come home 'til the last shot's fired

    'Til the last shot's fired

    Say a prayer for peace (for peace)
    For our daughters and our sons
    Set our spirits free (set us free)
    Let us lay down our guns

    Sweet mother Mary, we're so tired
    But we can't come home (No we can't come home)

    'Til the last shot's fired Writer/s: DOUG JOHNSON, ROB CROSBY
    Publisher: MIKE CURB MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Kaylahyke from Manchester, IaTrace Adkins is one of my favorite male country singers and he's a supporter of The Wounded Warriors Project
  • John Williams from Chattanooga,tn HomeAbsolutely LOVE this song. So point-blank, poignant. Say a prayer for peace.... Semper Fi
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