Dear Father

by Defeater

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Teaser single for 'Empty Days & Sleepless Nights'.

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released February 8, 2011



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Track Name: Dear Father
Buried him in the cold wet ground
Familiar faces would have made him proud
The military and the working man
The history of the life he lived

“Can you feel that soil covering your coffin?”

So, what are you gonna do? Be the hero that your father was
Be the man he made you to be
The war-torn stories that he told you
You've got a hell of a lot to live up to
An airborne man with a scar and a wound
“Never make a promise that you can't prove”
You are your father's son, dear father.
"Where are you? You coward."
Track Name: I Don't Mind
Let's talk about the old days,
Let's talk about your friends,
Let's talk about the summer
And how you wish it wouldn't end.

Did I forget to tell you,
How pretty you looked in that dress?
In the first time that I saw you,
You cleaned the mess from my head.

And I don't mind,
If we take our time.
I don't mind.

Lets go walkin' on the boardwalk,
Dip our feet into the sea.
Lets find ourselves lost for hours,
Until we find ourselves a drink.

Lets talk that sun into setting,
Just need the sound of your voice.
Need that calming and the comfort,
Something to drown out the noise.

And I don't mind,
If we take our time,
'Cause I'm all yours
If you're all mine.

Something I've been meanin' to tell you,
About three years and a day.
I'd very much like to get married,
Maybe have kids and move away,

'Cause there ain't nothing like your smile,
Your legs and those eyes.
I will beg and steal and borrow
To keep you safe your whole life.

And I don't mind,
If we take our time,
'Cause I'm all yours
If you're all mine.