"Bandits" as written by Eric Pulido, Paul Alexander, Eric Nichelson, Tim Smith and Mckenzie Smith....
Did you ever want to be overrun by bandits
To hand over all of your things and start over new
While we were out hunting for food
Our house was being robbed
I caught an apple and she caught a fox
So I caught a rabbit but she caught an ox

So upon our return we found everything gone
Which for us was no loss
We started over with a rabbit and an ox

So they came down from the north
Carrying all they owned
With a basket full of food and clothes
They were stopped by a weekend raid
Traveling the woods one day
Tried to put up a fight but lost

So we asked for them to stay
With us on their way
To have a drink and rest
And regain their strength

Did you ever want to run around with bandits
To see many places and hide in ditches
It's not always easy, it's not always easy

When the winter comes and the greenery goes
We will make some shelter
When the winter comes and the greenery goes
We will make some shelter

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"Bandits" as written by Eric Pulido Eric Nichelson

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    General CommentThis is A-class, it makes me shiver every time I hear it. The last lines are just so... Pure?
    531on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant. Another of their songs saying how simple things are best and how we should enjoy them and forget about the over-complex and action-filled lives we live sometimes.
    Jonnoboyon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti so want to be robbed by bandits and start over.
    hab204on February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the conceit of losing everything and starting over. The band has that same kind of middle earth mystical vibe that bands like Led Zep. and Fleetwood Mac had. With the musical chops to back their stuff up
    penguinbloozon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is kind of the way I want to live my life: not placing heavy importance on material things, and having my home be a place where people can come and feel welcomed, regardless of their circumstances.

    Such a beautiful song, both conceptually and musically.
    NorthWriteron September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I see it as all about forgiveness. They leave their house, see that they've been robbed, and shrugged it off. Then the song describes a bit about the bandits "so they came down from the North..." and how the bandits ran into trouble. The people that were once robbed see the bandits get raided, and they welcome them back into their home to "regain their strength". The ideal of bringing someone that robbed you back in is the most pure expression of forgiveness I have heard.
    ppboyneon May 29, 2014   Link

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