Menage A Tune - Please Come Back (Shadow)

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A song about the life and fears of a military spouse; a companion piece to "Seeing Red".

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She sleeps, she dreams
Shelling and bombs and death
She sees, she screams
Chokes as she catches breath
Calm down! Come down, she prays
Silently, anxiously, stop all phantasms and relax
But she can’t, a cold bed stops all sleep-
She sits, she stares
Remembering days before
She begs, she pleads
A spouse and a distant shore
“Be safe! Be safe!”, she says
Blood rushing powerf’ly
Breath slowing down and she’s calm;
Saying all dreams dim at dawn, but
She’s shaking, and sweating, and praying alone
And she breaks down so completely,
Crying drops she can’t postpone
Always aching, awaiting a call,
Softly she says "Please come back."
Sleeping, dreaming,
Crying screaming,
Pacing , pausing,
Calming down…
Praying come back
Always alone, always afraid,
An army spouse, acting so brave
She sleeps, she dreams
Shelling and bombs and death
She sees, she screams
Chokes as she catches breath

credits

from SpinTunes #4: Round 3, released February 2, 2012
JoAnn Abbott - Lyrics & vocals
Ted Kiper - Vocals, tune & accompaniment

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