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He looks to the east, he looks to his friend and looks to the sky
He’s wondering if today is the day that he will die
He just wants to rest, lay down his head, but he must make it far
Far away from those who give chase before the morning light

Will you be my friend?
Will you be my shield?
Will you be my shade?
When the daylight comes...

A light in the trees brings him up dead, please don’t be the dogs
Scramble around digging the earth looking for hollow logs
Oh thank god it’s the moon, a sigh of relief, behind him a crumpling man
Rush to his side, cold skin, no pulse, no hope
He looks to the east, he looks to his friend and looks to the sky
In a guttural scream he’s cursing the world, a world where good men die
He just wants some peace to sleep and to grieve but he must make it far
Far away from the pain and the flames before the morning light

Will you be my friend?
Will you be my shield?
Will you be my shade?
When the daylight comes...

He's up from his knees, starting to run, just push it aside
No time to feel, not until he's safe, there'll be no time to cry
A stuttering step, he's reaching his end but then the end finds him
Collapse on the beach, sees boats, his out, sweet hope
The money he's got from the jacket he stole just covers the cheapest ride
A silent goodbye, to the world of his birth, a world where good men die
Never looks back, the shore fades away, quick to sleep below
He'll awake to new worlds, new friends and new girls with the morning light

Be my friend
Be my shield
Be my shade
When the daylight comes

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from The Grass Tracks, released March 31, 2014

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The Grass Tracks Victoria, British Columbia

Homegrown band from Victoria, BC, doing it for the love of music. Essentially an alternative rock band with bits of funk, California rock, blues and even hints of folk mixed in, our songs cover a range of styles and themes that reflect our personal tastes and passions. We strive to make you feel, think, and have fun all at the same time. ... more

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