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    "Love Is A Never Ending War" Lyrics

    David Allan Coe

    Love Is A Never Ending War (D. Blackwell)

    Well I dozed off in the back of the bus
    To the groan of the Greyhounds throttle
    And I woke to crack of a paper sack
    And a cork poppin' from a bottle
    I tell you son the old man said
    It was hell in world war two
    As he rolled up his pant leg
    I saw the wood that filled his shoe
    The younger man who followed him in opened up his vest
    Showed the older soldier where he caught one in the chest

    Both of them had purple hearts for the hell that they've been through
    Well I don't have no purple heart mine's just black and blue

    Oh love is a never ending war
    March me into action
    And we'll train for what's in store
    You win some and you lose some
    But I believe in what i'm fightin' for
    Oh love is a never ending war

    They where half-way through that bottle
    And they where gettin' high
    I never fought in those two wars
    But Lord my throat was dry
    So I showed them scars and stitches
    Inflicted by Maria
    But I didn't think that would give me a drink

    So I blamed it on Korea
    I parted my hair and I showed them where
    I got shrapnel from a grenade
    I just couldn't tell it was where Annabelle
    Put a glas of lemonade
    How that I've been tortured by the blade of a bajonet
    And I never forget that hot August night
    And the fingernails of Jeanet


    As I neared my destination I saw tears well in their eyes
    Partly from the drinkin' but mostly from my lies
    And they stood up to salute me
    As I stepped down from the bus
    And out of the open window they yelled
    Give her hell for us

    This song was submitted on January 3rd, 2012 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Dewayne Blackwell.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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