Count The Bodies On My Crown

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Danny Frankel:  Percussion

David Piltch:  Acoustic Bass

Greg Leisz:  Guitars, Mandolin, Mandola

Greg Copeland:  Acoustic Guitar

Carla Kihlstedt:  Violin, Harmony Vocal

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Moving out from the valley, marching into war

I love to hear that sound

Horses straining in harness haul against the ground

And pull the battle wagon on and on

Down to the badlands

Count the bodies on my crown

 

Can’t go home, brothers, ‘til your work is done

Can’t come home, sisters, but God will lead us there

God is great, brothers, we will not despair

 

Put your torch to the counting house, salt in their fields

Leave them hanging in the sun

And the oils of the badlands are going to shine on our shields

When their daughters come to cut them down

Thus to the badlands

Count the bodies on my crown

 

Can’t go home, brothers, until your work is done

Can’t come home, sisters, but God will lead us there

God is great, brothers, we will not despair

Count the stars over Bethlehem

Count the bodies on my crown

All songs © Greg Copeland / Nel Mezzo Music .  All rights reserved
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