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lyrics

A southern man sings a tired song,
Of those that work when the days are long
Of friends that once stood forty strong,
But stepped aside to sing this song:

Oh come to the valley of the shadow of death,
When the beast comes out and the sky grows red,
We’ll carry on and we’ll beat our chest,
And we’ll see if it’s as bad as father had said

The powerful, they intimidate.
They say the years are long and our time is great.
But have we left too much to fate?
Cause with the setting sun our days grow late.

Oh come to the valley of the shadow of death,
When the beast comes out and the sky grows red,
We’ll carry on and we’ll beat our chest,
And we’ll see if it’s as bad as father had said

A southern man sings his final song,
He says “Save me…”
Never join them in their throng.
“Just leave me…”
But if the world is vast and the years are long,
How come no one here can see it all?

So we went to the valley of the shadow of death,
And the beast came out, and the sky it grew red,
And we carried on and we beat our chests,
And it was every bit as bad as our father had said

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from Darkest Hours, released January 14, 2014
Songwriter: Dan Bowman

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Fox and the Bird Dallas, Texas

Fox and the Bird is a folk-pop band hailing from Dallas, TX with gang vocals and layered harmonies. The band is a choral collective that's seen a rotating cast of 15 songwriters & members since they hit the scene in 2008. They continue to produce and self-release its albums, touring from time to time and always committed to music that is made on back porches, in living rooms and on the streets. ... more

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