The Warrior

The Warrior

tjeff's picture
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Liner Notes: 

Got this in right on the hour, had the lyric and basic melody in 30 minutes. Takes me the rest of the time to get a decent take. Fun but nerve-wracking at the end!

Lyrics: 

VERSE:
The smoke slowly rises
The prairie wakes at dawn
A father with his full-grown son
He'll soon be passing the baton

His training days are over
He trusts in Mother Earth
To lead him and to guide him
In what he's been learning since birth

CHORUS:
The Warrior is kind
The Warrior stops and listens
The Warrior doesn't push
Weaker folks around
The Warrior is strong
But never wants to flaunt it
Only uses his might
To honor the dead

VERSE:
Now he'll tell the stories
As they've been told before
Live his life with honor
Protects his family to the core

He's honest with his fear
Doesn't let it blind him
In battle fights with honor
No matter how hard or grim

CHORUS:
The Warrior is kind
The Warrior stops and listens
The Warrior doesn't push
Weaker folks around
The Warrior is strong
But never wants to flaunt it
Only uses his might
To honor the dead



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

very good skirmish. slower and different for you. good lyric and well delivered especially in such a short time. this has real potential

kahlo2013's picture

Really well done and I love that you have a thoughtful warrior!!

tcelliott's picture

Ooh, I liked the guitar from the start. Not overly complicated but it set the mood appropriately. And I liked the melody right from the start, too. The vocal came in and just felt right. Definitely a fine melody.

metalfoot's picture

This warrior sounds like the sort of fellow you'd want to have a neighbour and/or friend. Great lyric and lovely tune. Great skirmishing!

Edward 9th Street's picture

To hear about a humble man is like a breath of fresh air. Nicely done.

JWHanberry's picture

A gentle, honorable warrior deserving of appreciation. Opposite of coolparadiso's fellow. Well written and performed.

Donna Devine's picture

What a lovely song. And what a fine Warrior to have in one's midst. Smile The true essence of what being a Warrior is all about. A really nice story, Jeff.

Thanks so much for your participation in the Skirmish.

Marilisa's picture

Great storytelling - both the lyrics and the music really paint the image of your warrior. Nice.

IA's picture

Getting a Mike & The Mechanics feel. Very chill! I love it.

Gotta save this one!

My favorite book is 'Way of the Peaceful Warrior'. This makes me think of that. There's a code of honor for warriors.