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lyrics

A call to arms: around each be thrown
You are the flag I pledge to alone
War is declared in my head when I’m scared
My heart’s a grenade you disarm in mid-air.

In the crossfire of actions and desires
I am my enemy and the truth is a liar
Signal the truce for I win if I lose,
No victory is won by two smoking shoes.

A soldier no army would recruit
When left with the gun, I'd shoot off my foot
I tied together both my boots
To keep me from my fighting
Stop me from fighting.

I'll bury my bullets in the dirt
And hide away all that could hurt
I'm just a choir of false alarms
Sweeten my song with a wave of your arms.

I bleed when I breathe, my tricks stick in my sleeve
But you are the oath that I live to repeat
Wounds are repaired in our memories shared
You are the key that keeps skeletons scared.

In the crossfire of actions and desires
I am my enemy and the truth is a liar
Signal the truce for I win if I lose,
No victory is won by two smoking shoes.

A soldier no army would recruit
When left with the gun, I'd shoot off my foot
I tied together both my boots
To keep me from my fighting
Stop me from fighting.

I'll bury my bullets in the dirt
And hide away all that could hurt
I'm just a choir of false alarms
Sweeten my song with a wave of your arms.

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from Silver Cords, released November 23, 2018
Written by Peter Kelly

Vocal, guitar, mandolin - Peter Kelly

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Beerjacket Glasgow

Beerjacket is Scottish singer/songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has opened for The National, St Vincent, Kristin Hersh & Frightened Rabbit.

In 2018, Scottish Fiction released album/book of songs & short stories, Silver Cords, leading to an appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival, a sold-out show with Cairn String Quartet at Celtic Connections, & radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music and KEXP.
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