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If you take my heart
Don't leave the smallest part
I've no need to live if you're to come up gone
An as my life turns to a song
And if and when I treat you wrong
No I never want to hurt our family

And I would give up everything
No this is not just about me
And I don't know a plainer way to say it Babe
And they may pay us off in fame
Though that is not why we came
And I know well and good that won't heal our hearts

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way

Now if I'm walkin' through the rain
And I hear you call my name
I will break into a run without a pause
And if your love laughs at your dreams
Well it's not as bad as it seems
Either way one of them has got to go
And if you take of my soul
You can still leave it whole
With the pieces of you own you leave behind

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way

And I would give up everything
And if you were to come up clean
And see you shine so bright in a world of woe
And they may pay us off in fame
But that is not why we came
And if it compromises truth then we will go

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way



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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    The meaning of this song is to express how god himself came down from heaven and blessed the world with the avett brothers in order to play for us the greatest music ever heard by human ears.
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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    The avett brothers have this incredible way of saying things so simply that it makes in incredibly beautiful. I don't think i have ever heard more geniune voices or a more geniune band. They are incredible to watch and even more incredible when you can feel their music change the hearts of entire audience. Seeing them is not seeing a show, it is an experience and hopefully one(s) i will never forget.
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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Eliyas! Great job, you really are grnwoig and looking more and more handsome. We are praying for you. Asia! We'll look forward to some video of you soon. We are also praying for god to send you just the right friends. Dan and jen! May god lead you to just the right place to live. If you turn off the sound and watch eliyas' class, it looks rather like a pentecostal worship service. Always glad to see hands raised and waving. How fun! Uncle wayne
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 12:26 am
    Avett brothers make things make sense. It's simple. This song expresses how simple it is. Family. Salvation. Good. I don't know a plainer way to say it, babe.

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