The Deserter

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The Deserter

Not too long ago, they cursed you under their breath
Now as shadow descends on the town, you're the only one left
I know you think you have to do this
But I can't understand the purpose
Of a sacrifice of body and soul to avoid a little guilt

Of course you should be scared
You should be terrified
By the silence in the night
By the look in their eyes
There's another way out
But you say you have to do what's right
Your heart is oft at odds with your will to survive

Get out while you can, while there's an easier way
You have no allegiance here, no reason to stay
You will always be the ragged drifter
Who turned his back and never missed her
What do you think you know about integrity anyway

You will come to realize
There's nothing wrong
With vanishing with the wind one last time

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from Dead Jack Pine, released July 12, 2013

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Dead Jack Pine Toronto, Ontario

A pure single malt, Dead Jack Pine is a smoky blend of wood cinders, full moons and howling wolves, with a dry finish and a hint of busy city street. DJP hails from Toronto, and creates original folk-rock music, with a stand-out lead vocal growl and thought-provoking lyrics. ... more

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