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hold back the night


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gpersichetti

 Genre: Ballad
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Based on a conversation I had recently with an older WWII veteran. He described his days in the army as that of strength, courage, and in in odd way, invincibility. His fear then was in the unknown and what was to come later in life. Now reflecting on these thoughts, the once young and strong soldier was older, and medicallyl unstable. He told me how he was afraid of growing older and facing his failing health. His only outlet was that of fantasy - reliving his days as young, fearless warrior.
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Born on his own battle field
pride became his captain
defeat ran distant during the stand
he built his castle
it was the strongest in the land
Questions became frightened
elusive became the answers
he was running from ocean of closing wall
imprisoned, from impending fear
of the unknown

Hold back the night
bring on my fantasy
you see I'm not checking out tonight
Hold back the night
time brings the pain in front of me
you see I'm not giving up this fight

He sits at home
hopes that he's forgiven
for the life he set aside
for his patriot mission
the time, it flies by
the scars, they hardly heal
indebted to myself
it was a strange and earthly feel

And I'm so scared anymore
thiis life
beyond its journey
is all my victory gone
or am I all alone
I don't know

I'm picking up myself
I'm going back
closing my eyes
I'm back on the attack
and it's alright for a while
and it's alright
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Uploaded: Jul 02, 2008 - 09:49:16 PM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2008 - 09:34:46 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2019 - 08:21:55 PM
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Hardware:
keyboard, mic, guitar
Software:
logic 8
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Feter said 4010 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
hold back the night
Ahhh this is very thoughtfull and deep my friend ..
very emotional singing ..very nice as well ..loved
the lyrics and the story ..fancy arrangment and
orchestration ...a true gem my friend thnx for sharin !
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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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