by Doctor Jon

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After a while son
You'll be prepared
You'll keep your flag lashed tight
You'll look straight ahead

We can't imagine
the terrors you'll see
Whether men will exalt you
Or push you to your knees

Spare yourself glory and valor and just put your hand to the plow
Feast, and drink, and rest, but only just for now

In just a few days, son
When standards will fly
When men unsheath swords
And cast jaundiced eyes

On men who have chests, son
Who know what to love
On men who know
And men who are known

What will they say when they find out - you are not one of them?
What will they do to prove they're not one with/of you?

The day when your ribbons
fall crisp in the sun
The day when your flag flies
They'll think they have won

I hope that you love them
I hope they start the fight
I hope that you kill them
I hope that we're right

There's no place to flee, you must stand and fight
Keep yourself free of unthinkable schemes, freer than I

(instrumental bridge)

May you find love, son
And may she love you
May she be strong and sane
May she strengthen you

And if you can die, son
That others may live
Well, that's just what kings do
And queens forge ahead



released April 13, 2014
All music and lyrics by Doctor Jon. All instruments performed by Doctor Jon in a spare bedroom in his house in Starkville, MS. Cover art uses Icon "Banner" designed by Laurent Canivet from the Noun Project



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Doctor Jon Starkville, Mississippi

I make music at home with one microphone, a few guitars, an old drum set, and a macbook.

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