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A song about a man.
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we lived in the country
where our great granddad came to hide
i took care of my brothers and sisters
when ma and pa died
but to feed and to teach them i could not afford
so i made a deal with the man of war

my sister dreamed of hollywood
she was the one of us who'd make it there someday
at 16 she was pregnant
the father she would never say
it was in the summer of ninety-four
my sister was promised to the man of war

my brother was a farmer
he refused to sell his earth
he went out to work his land one day
and he was beat up and badly hurt
and when my brother could work no more
he sold his fields to the man of war

oh my love i know it pains you so
to see us work so hard, to know how hard we've tried
and we pray so pure from our simple hearts
still the good lord does not provide

my sister's son was troubled
but she still loved him for all that he did
he took his fathers gun into school,
to teach a lesson to some kids
took 2 lives away and then took his own
left he poor mother all alone
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Uploaded: Mar 01, 2013 - 02:49:27 PM
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2013 - 02:49:27 PM Last Played: Jun 13, 2019 - 04:24:59 AM
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Philip18 said 2300 days ago (March 1st, 2013)
Man-o-war
Fluent chords on the guitar. Rich voice - has plenty of character. Good story in the lyrics. I like this a lot!
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JasonGoodman said 2295 days ago (March 6th, 2013)
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thanks for the listen
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alackbass said 2299 days ago (March 2nd, 2013)
Man-o-war
Those are some deep and serious lyrics. Excellent vocal.
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JasonGoodman said 2295 days ago (March 6th, 2013)
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thanks for the listen
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richard13 said 2299 days ago (March 2nd, 2013)
A song about a man
Such a simple, open-ended description for pain and sorrow. Nice clean recording and a gorgeous timbre to your voice.
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JasonGoodman said 2295 days ago (March 6th, 2013)
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thanks for the listen
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TommyBlueBoy said 2297 days ago (March 4th, 2013)
Man-o-war
A nice, heartfelt tune in the singer-song writer tradition. The simple, spare arrangement suits the song, and you sing it well. Nice work.
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JasonGoodman said 2295 days ago (March 6th, 2013)
thanks
thanks for the listen
Check out my latest song called Graveyard
PeterB7858 said 2295 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
Man-o-war
The guitar accompaniment is elegant simplicity against your engaging, resonant vocal work, Jason. The sad, reflective lyrics and subtle melody work very well. I enjoyed the performance a lot. Thanks, Peter.
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Name: JasonGoodman
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