I Can't Win This Alone

from by This Holy House

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Tonight I'm at war,
I've got a fight inside of me,
And I am on the losing team,
Tonight I'm at war,
I've got a craving inside of me,
Somewhere desire has replaced strong guns with flimsy swords,

So my men are being shot down as I stab away in the dark,
My heart is dead in the water,
The leaves shout my name to the enemy,
My blood is black upon trodden trail,

As morning comes,
Light shines on my defeat,
My heart is broken anew 'cause blood has been spilled for my soul,
And what remains?
I've got no reinforcements now,
I hear the shouts,
Those lusting thugs think they have won,
But I'm still alive and I ask, "Why?"
"How could you let me go on now?
With all this war in me I'm bound to go down sooner or later, sooner or later."

Oh, Why has my spirit gone to sleep?
Where's the fight that used to be in me?
Oh, I'm so tired of living in defeat,
I'm so tired of living in defeat,
I'm so tired,

Tonight I'm at war,
My give-up strategy is all I seem to have left,
And blood stained flag has a spot of white still in the center,
This war has always been about me,

And I realize that my defeat is only if I let it be,
And maybe I have been surrendering to the wrong thing,
And I know now that guns and swords won't win this war,
Fire and steel won't win this war,
Fire and steel won't win this war,

Oh, I'm so tired of living in defeat,
And you are the only fight inside of me,
Oh, Please give me the strength to stand up and flee,
'Cause only you can win this war,
Only you can win this war,
Only you can win this war,
Only you can win this war

credits

from Love and Hope in the War Times, released July 23, 2011
Written by: Elliott S. Cotten

Elliott S. Cotten: Vocals/Banjo/Acoustic and Electric Guitars
David Velek: Bass
James Velek: Drums/Purcussion

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This Holy House Conway, Arkansas

Arkansas-bred Americana Rock. The music ranges from ambient, sombre ballads, to high-energy foot-stomping anthems. Lyrically, the music speaks of the struggles of man, spiritually and emotionally.

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