Wildfire

Over the past week “Wildfire” has become my latest earworm. The song randomly plays on Spotify. I find myself repeating “It should have been different, It could have been easy.” I hear the mandolin melody floating in the background of my consciousness. As it seems relevant to the times, I thought I would share.

Wildfire – Mandolin Orange

Brave men fall with a battle cry
Tears fill the eyes of their loved ones
And their brothers in arms
So it went, for Joseph Warren

It should have been different
It could have been easy
His rank could have saved him
But a country unborn needs bravery
And it spread like wildfire

Wildfire

From the ashes grew sweet liberty
Like the seeds of the pines when the forest burns
They open up, grow and burn again

It should have been different
It could have been easy
But too much money rolled in
To ever end slavery
The cry for war spread like wildfire

Wildfire
Wildfire

Civil War came, Civil War went
Brother fought brother, the South was spent
But it’s true demise was hatred
Passed down through the years

It should have been different
It could have been easy
But pride has a way of holding too firm to history
And it burns like wildfire

Wildfire
Wildfire

I was born a southern son
In a small southern town where the rebels run wild
They beat their chest and they swear
We’re gonna rise again

It should have been different

It could have been easy
The day that old Warren died
Hate should have gone with him
But here we are, caught in the wildfire

Wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire

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