War Duology 2 Survivors

War Duology 2 Survivors

billwhite51's picture

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Liner Notes: 

a father faces an advancing army alone to save his daughter

Lyrics: 

Oh my darling Little one
Papa will keep you safe
Turn around turn around and run
Run run run
Dont stop running
Until you see your mothers face

Oh my darling Little one
Papa will keep you from harm
Turn around turn around and run
Run run run
Dont stop running
Until you are in your mothers arms

I am praying god will not forsake me
As I stand against these men of stone
There is not a soul on earth to help me
I must stand alone

Oh my darling Little one
Papa will keep you safe

Oh my darling Little one
Hold youe mama tight
Tell her that I will always love her
And in the end, everythings gonna be all right

Turn around turn around and run
Run run run
Dont stop running
Until you see your mothers face

Oh my darling Little one
Hold your mama tight
Tell her that I will always be there looking over you
And in the end, everythings gonna be all right



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Ouch. This hurts my heart. I imagine you were thinking about how hard this would be with your sweet Estella. The harmonica seems to sing of sadness. Great stuff

rwc's picture

Really strong track – great vocal with really effective slapback delay on it. Nice harmonica breaks between the verses. I like the delayed rhymes (safe/face, harm/arms).

oneslowtyper's picture

I like the visuals I get from listening to this, Bill. I could easily picture this movie, where the dad is going up against extreme odds, and the fact that he is gonna lose is a foregone conclusion, but he will dive right in and sacrifice himself to give his precious daughter the time she needs to get safely to her mothers arms.

ustaknow's picture

That’s the best use of a “do wop” skew I think I’ve ever heard — renews it as, not a “cliche” style, renews it’s originality.

And, yes, that’s how a daddy feels.

fresh spotless youth's picture

Great soulful performance here, Bill. On the surface this sounds like a really tender, optimistic song--but then there's that verse about standing alone, which casts things in a more sinister light. And of course there's the shadow of the previous song, which colors everything about this one. This duology idea is pretty cool, the way each song informs and deforms the other, bringing together the bitter and the sweet

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...very strong opening verse ( I read the liner notes). Quite visual as well. Second verse...similar to the first and quite strong. The next section one man takes on an army...nice. Getting pretty sad now closer to the end. Ok, yeah Bill this is an amazing lyric. I have no idea if it is real or fiction but it certainly caught my attention. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. guitar and harmonica....vocals now...oh my darling...my little one...sounds good...good vocals...can clearly understand the lyrics...don't stop running until you see your momma's face...turn around and run, run, run, don't stop running...harp...I pray god will not forsake me...there is not a soul on earth to help me against them...I must stand alone...oh my darling....very strong vocals and melody...strong lyrics message...in the end everything is going to be alright...harp...guitar...oh, my darling...my little one....harp...turn around, turn around and run....run run run...don't stop running to you see your momma's face...harp...oh my darling...my little one..for your mother...tell her I will always be there watching over you...everything will be alright...in the end...everything will be alright...harp...and out. Very nice Bill...outstanding performance and lyrics...standing ovation.

kahlo2013's picture

Power and poignant heart tugging story so beautifully expressed with the slow rock groove and emotion in your lovely vocals. It nestled in and will stay with me.

cts's picture

This is deep, Bill. The narrative is heart-tugging and you've done an excellent job of conveying sadness with chasers of hope and optimism. That doo-wop vibe that you've incorporated is effective and helped pulled me in deeper. Nice work, my man.

tcelliott's picture

I love the retro feel to it (the beginning chord progression and the way each verse starts sounds very oldies to me) and that delay is a cool effect that furthers that retro feel. Yeah, a heavy song, and it does feel sad, but it also seems to have that bit of optimism in both the emotional delivery and the lyric. Sad but more than that.

phoenixash's picture

Although it is supplicant and pleading with God it also feels like a lullaby, filled by longing and yearning. A deep sadness pours from the lyrics and the performance, the harmonica gives an extra melancholic feeling that adds even more spice to the mix. I also hear a tad of Bob Dylan in this, which always brings nostalgia and woe out of everything. Great write!

Dragondreams's picture

Very powerful story, Bill. And the performance suits the lyric story perfectly.

Chip Withrow's picture

That's a cool nostalgic, doo-wop chord progression you've got, and then the song itself is bluesy and folksy in a timeless way that spans Mississippi Delta to Irish soldier tales. Your voice is such a compelling, I-want-to-hear-what-you-sing-next instrument. And the harmonica is a sweetly sad touch - I don't recall harmonica in other songs of yours.

sbs2018's picture

That is so beautiful! Stories of a father’s love touch my heart. I remember knowing my father briefly and that magical last hug when he held me tight.

helen's picture

Really emotive song and wonderfully soulful performance.