The Brash, The Broken, The Bereaver

by Walkers

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A story about beliefs and decisions.

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released May 31, 2011

All songs written and recorded by Walkers. Tracked, mixed, and mastered by Tom Colello. Cover art by Adam Hecht.

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Track Name: The Brash
God wants you in service to him
so leave your family behind
you suit up for war
and strap this gun to your side

go in his good name
use your faith as your shield
fight for your belief
that your God is the truth

never question all he asks of you
those tears in your daughter's eyes
wide as the sky and just as blue

"Daddy don't go, don't leave, don't die"
"Don't worry your head dear, I've got God on my side
I'm not gone for long, oh how those heathens will fall"

you take to the fight
the enemy is rife with sin
they push on and on
demons drive them from within

they come far too strong
good men fall under his eye
"what are our deaths for?
where are you?" you scream at the stars

you never questioned all he asks of you
you remember your daughter's eyes
those last words you said, now they're haunting you

"Daddy don't go, don't leave, don't die"
"Don't worry your head dear, I've got God on my side
I'm not gone for long, oh how those heathens will fall"

"Daddy don't go, don't leave, don't die"
the last thing she spoke as you left her side
your men are all falling and you're scared as hell
so you grab your gun, leave God's fight behind
you grab it, turn your back and run
Track Name: The Broken
you leave those dead men and God behind
your fear engulfed you, and you took flight

you saw no savior
in war in his name
just pointless death

now where are you going to go?
you coward, too scared to fight
but you can't go home

you're broken he left you
to die in his name
you curse yourself

now where are you going to go?
you've lost the will to fight
and you're too shamed to go home

now where are you going to go?
God's left you, he was never with you
you've no place to call home

now where are you going to go?
a year gone
a year lost because you're too afraid to go home

as the sun is rising
just as it does each day
you miss them more and slowly find you were headed the wrong way

God has never left you
you left them behind
and they've been waiting for you, praying you would give some kind of sign

well it's time to wake up
and walk on down that road

well it's time to wake up
Track Name: The Bereaver
so he stands up
wipes the crust from his eyes
a haggard shell of the man they once loved
the man that left them

with feet like lead
he drags himself out
out from this mess
away from this life

still scared and broken
the tears; they stream
but just so faintly
he hears the angels scream

"go home"