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Bamboo – The General lyrics

Verse 1:
There was a decorated general with a heart of gold
That likened him with all the stories he told
Of past battles won and lost and legends of old
A seasoned veteran in his own time

But on the battlefield, he gained respectful fame
With many medals of bravery and stripes to his name
He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face
And always urged his men on

But on the eve of great battle, with the infantry in dream
The old general tossed in his sleep and wrestled with it's meaning
He awoke from the night to tell what he had seen
And walked slowly out of his tent

All the men held tall with their chests in the air
With a courage in their blood and a fire in their stare
And it was a gray morning and they all wondered how they would fare
'Til the old general told them to go home

Chorus:
He said
I have seen the others, and I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting
And I've seen their mothers, and I will no other
To follow me where I'm going

So
Now take your shower, shine your shoes
You got no time to lose
You are young men, you must be living, yeah
Now take your shower, shine your shoes
You got no time to lose
You are young men, you must be living
Go now you are forgiven

Verse 2:
But the men stood fast with their guns on their shoulders
Not knowing what to do with the contradicting orders
The old general told he would do his own duty but he would extend it no further
You can go as you pleased

But not a man moved, their eyes gazed straight ahead
'Til one by one they stepped back and not a word was said
And the old general was left with his own words echoing in his head
He then prepared to fight

Chorus:
He said
I have seen the others, and I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting
And I've seen their mothers, and I will no other
To follow me where I'm going

So
Now take your shower, shine your shoes
You got no time to lose
You are young men, you must be living, yeah
Now take your shower, shine your shoes
You got no time to lose
You are young men, you must be living
Go now you are forgiven

Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go

Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go

Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you got to, you got to, you got to, you got to, you got to be, yeah
Yeah



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