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            MICKEY

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Make a picture with Mickey before he is gone

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You’ll find him dressed up in pajamas out on his front lawn

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He stormed the beaches of Normandy and watched all his buddies die

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He’ll tell you stories without flinching, and a wink from his steel blue eyes

It was easy to be honest back in ’41
Evil simple to find and so was your gun
Declaring victory was the furthest thing from steel blue Mickey’s mind
With all that ocean below him he prayed up to the deep blue sky

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As he fired into the air

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A bullet falling into the sea

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You’re thinking he don’t care

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He’s falling down on his knees

Coming home after so long it ain’t ever the same
See a daughter don’t even know her own daddy’s name
Ain’t it funny a war so big can touch a babe so small
Just like it blurs a thousand father’s faces into nothing at all

As they fire into the air
A bullet falling into the sea
You’re thinking he don’t care
He’s falling down on his knees

Mickey fathered a daughter who mothered a son
Signed up and went over to get this old war won
He left Mickey on the corner drinking his nickel beers
He up and got shot within his first year
Leaving Mickey’s steel blue eyes filled with funeral tears

As they fire into the air
A bullet falling into the sea
You’re thinking he don’t care
He’s falling down on his knees    

Added On December 16th, 2013

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