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The bullet flies across the…
No man’s land towards him, scorched earth divides them.
And as he feeds upon his…
Morning meal of sausage, death was lurching towards him.
The bullet landed in his…
Pocket doctor’s bible, read to Europe’s tribals.
And then he went back to his cozy.

When he went back to his home
From the place
Where he healed for freedom
He saw black men strung up in trees
Never had
Any chance for life
Now he sits out on his porch looking at a mirror of his German foes.

SOMETHING OF A TRUE STORY: This song is about my Great Grandfather who was a medic in WWI. Supposedly, although I have reason to doubt the truth of this, he had a bible in his shirt pocket that caught a bullet intended for him. The second part of the song points out that despite fighting for the so called freedom of Europe, when he returned back to his home of Mississippi the reality was that his country was enacting violent brutality in the name of oppression the same as the Germans he fought against.

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from Funereal Tymes, released May 8, 2017

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