Knoxville Lights

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Right across them mountains from Caroline
in them hills where Jesus saves
and good men turn water into shine
you can still see the stars at night
where the highways are named
for the young and the brave who volunteer to fight

I shipped out when I was 18
dad said the Army might make a better man out of me
and I said "Hell we'll see"
he said "a boy your age oughta know the cost of being free"

Hallelujah alright
when I rest my weary head tonight
I close my eyes and see those Knoxville lights
Hallelujah alright

Well the desert ain't no place for a boy like me
and I'll never understand what a politician's war's
gotta do with being free
but maybe in time we'll see
but until I'm home I'll hold on to the hope
that someone's praying for me

Hallelujah alright
when I rest my weary head tonight
I close my eyes and see those Knoxville lights
Hallelujah alright

I don't know if I could ever be the man he hoped I would be
I ain't sure if anybody could learn from the things I've seen
but I swore if I made it home to you I'd love you so strong and true
I suppose that's what a better man might do

Hallelujah alright
when I rest my weary head tonight
I close my eyes and see those Knoxville lights
Hallelujah alright

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from Have Mercy, released April 16, 2016

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