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Rug, Shovel, Gun

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lyrics

It ain’t love because you never shout
it ain’t right because you think you’re in love
spare the switch and see how they turn out
wrong is wrong, I’ve seen it for myself

There’s a baby, silent in its crib
now at peace, explosions have hushed it
cry no more, baby, cry no more
you were born and buried in this war

And a mother cannot help but wail
screaming helps when evil has prevailed
shattered home, no one and nowhere left
she just cries all night and beats her breast

Grab a rug, a shovel, or a gun
be buried or bury someone
should you hit the rug upon your knees
brother, say a prayer for peace

A man’s brother, he lies in red
close his eyes and kiss him into death
in your tears, remember God is love
as-Salam, brother, here I come

credits

from The Beggar Folk, released January 8, 2011
Josh Lamb: Guitar/Vocals
Trista Lamb: Vocals
Taylor Brandt: Violin/Backing Vocals
Allison Farris: Cello/Backing Vocals

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