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Missouri was split in the Civil War so sometimes brothers ended up fighting each other. But really, aren't we always fighting our brother or sister?

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We come from Sedalia no fancy regalia just brothers who live in between the south and the north as the war bubbled for to determine if slaves would be free. I chose to go blue, but oh no, not you, you took sides with the grey. We kissed our dear ma and shook hands with our pa and set off on our separate ways.

Canons exploded, morale soon eroded among the boys from the south
So much blood spilled, they were easy to kill with the rations so far from their mouths. Then I had a thought that you might just rot and I would return home alone. And without God’s grace I could not bear to face a mother’s cry for her son.

So I’ll carry you home, I’ll carry you home, if you’re alive or you’re dead
I’ll carry you home, I’ll carry you home, not foes but brothers instead

One night in a storm I changed uniforms with a soldier dead on the ground and snuck off to look for you as I shook for the battle raged all around. I found you, it’s true, you were battered and blue; you were bloodied and had broken bones but you’re pretty tough so I just scooped you up and carried you back to our home

I’ll carry you home, I’ll carry you home, if you’re dead or alive
Is that a fair reason to charge me with treason for helping my brother survive?

So many lives lost, a great human cost, was war our only play
And is it so wise when you can’t compromise to kill until you get your way?

I’ll carry you home, I’ll carry you home, if you’re alive or you’re dead
I’ll carry you home, I’ll carry you home, not foes but brothers instead
Ill carry you home, I’ll carry you home, home, home, home, oh.

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from Seven Billion, released December 12, 2018
Paul Niehaus IV on snare

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