New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

I was there in the winter of '64
When we camped in the ice at Nashville's doors
Three hundred miles our trail had lead
We barely had time to bury our dead

When the Yankees charged and the colors fell
Overton Hill was a living hell
When we called retreat, it was almost dark
I died with a grapeshot in my heart

Say a prayer for peace for every fallen son
Set my spirit free, let me lay down my gun
Sweet Mother Mary I'm so tired
But I can't come home till the last shot's fired

In June of 1944
I waited in the blood of Omaha's shores
Twenty one and scared to death
My heart poundin' in my chest

I almost made the first seawall
When my friends turned and saw me fall
I still smell the smoke, I can taste the mud
As I lay there dying from loss of blood

Say a prayer for peace for every fallen son
Set my spirit free, let me lay down my gun
Sweet Mother Mary I'm so tired
But I can't come home till the last shot's fired

I'm in the fields of Vietnam
The mountains of Afghanistan
And I'm still hopin', waitin', prayin'
I did not die in vain

Say a prayer for peace for every fallen son
Set our spirits free, let us lay down our guns
Sweet Mother Mary we're so tired
But we can't come home till the last shot's fired
Till the last shot's fired

Say a prayer for peace for our daughters and our sons
Set our spirits free, let us lay down our guns
Sweet Mother Mary we're so tired
But we can't come home
No we can't come home till the last shot's fired



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/trace_adkins/til_the_last_shots_fired.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Hard to imagine that wwi was supposed to be the war to end all wars! A very moving tribute, trace. I'd also like to find lyrics to the other song you sang about " if the sun comes up without me tomorrow". It touched me deeply as i'm sure it did that young widow at the dc concert. Thank you!
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 7:54 am
    The soldiers spirits are at unrest until war is no more until we can solve our differences through words not bullets.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    "i'm in the fields of vietnam, the mountains of afghanistan, and i'm still hoping, waiting, praying, i did not die in vain! "

    I love this song!!!
  • r
    rcrosbyJul 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Please don't blame Doug or me for the mis-spelling of "led". Also, we wrote "I waded in the blood", not "waited". And last but not least, there was only one sea wall at Omaha beach. We wrote, "I'd almost made the old sea wall". The publisher made these mistakes, not the writers.
    Rob Crosby

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×