The Old Front Line

from by William Curry

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Left my home behind me
Never had much sense inside me
Never knew that I was going on my own
Drew myself a picture
of a pretty maid then kissed her
And it cut with me a resonating tone
My story just beginning
I’d spend my days a singing
And carve into the history books my name
As a solitary soldier
With a rifle on his shoulder
I realized it’s not my world to change
Oh boy
I realized it’s not my world to change

And we’ll meet when the evenings low
And we’ll rest when the dreaming dies
If you know our name
Then you’ll know our shame
we’re the last of the old front line

The thing with growing older
That no one ever told ya
Is you’ll never be so beautiful or brave
As you were when you were younger
But I suppose you never wonder
About the greatest things in life much anyway
so Lets ramble on through valleys
get away from concrete alleys
walk until there’s nothing but the sky
you’ll leave old friends behind ya
but they’ve got there place inside ya
and I never really got to say goodbye
oh boy
I never really got to say goodbye

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from Simple Brains, Common Men, released January 29, 2015
William Curry

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William Curry Falmouth, UK

Will is a folk singer/songwriter based in Falmouth Cornwall. His music combines his love of traditional folk with a more contemporary and punky edge. His often sarcastic and cynical lyrics sit on the line between socially uplifting and politically condemning. ... more

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