Summers Of War

from by Penelope Houston

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summers of war
lyrics by Penelope Houston/ music by P. Houston, G. Ingraham

Strange the summers filled with war
Bear the empty promise of love
Fragrant evenings as before
Sunset bringing death from above

Come to where my garden ends
Where the flowers grow thick and wild
Fed upon the blood of men
There we'll lay beside them
Deep in the ground

One morning in the meadow I found
A fair young man from far away
His bones lay shattered all around
I buried them where the fireflies play

Come to where my garden ends
Where the flowers grow thick and wild
Fed upon the blood of men
There we'll lay beside them
Deep in the ground

Now my heart lies silent and calm
Like an unexploded bomb
Green are the rivers, green are the fields
Bitter the crop this summer shall yield

Come to where my garden ends
Where the flowers grow thick and wild
Fed upon the blood of men
There we'll lay beside them
Deep in the ground

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from Birdboys, released October 10, 1988

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