love vigilantes lyrics – iron & wine

“love vigilantes”

oh, i’ve just come from the land of the sun
from a war that must be won in the name of truth
with our soldiers so brave, your freedom we will save
with our rifles and grenades and some help from god

i want to see my family
my wife and child are waiting for me
i’ve got to go home
i’ve been so alone, you see

you just can’t believe the joy i did receive
when i finally got my leave and i was going home
oh, i flew through the sky and my convictions could not lie
for my country i would die and i will see it soon

and i want to see my family
my wife and child are waiting for me
i’ve got to go home
i’ve been so alone, you see

when i walked through the door my wife she laid upon the floor
and with tears her eyes did soar, i did not know why
then i looked into her hand and i saw the telegram
said that i was a brave, brave man but that i was dead

i want to see my family
my wife and child are waiting for me
got to go home
i’ve been so alone, you see

i want to see my family
my wife and child are waiting for me
i’ve got to go home
i’ve been so alone, you see

/ iron wine lyrics