"Long sleeves" as written by Bob Marlette, Richard Young, Chris Robertson, John Young, Ben Wells and Jon Lawhorn....
All night long thunder calls
Can't get away from here
Songbirds callin' fire keeps fallin'
Ain't no use in fear

Every night it comes back to me
Everything I've seen

Don't ask why, I've seen children die
Watched men take their lives
I've seen women cry
My momma always said, to wear long sleeves

Push through the sand, word in my hand
Drop of water for my soul
Make daddy proud, can't let him down
God I gotta get back home

Every night it comes back to me
Everything I've seen

Don't ask why, I've seen children die
Watched men take their lives
I've seen women cry
My momma always said, to wear long sleeves

(Repeat)


Lyrics submitted by 3infactapples

"Long Sleeves" as written by John Frederick/wells Young

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BUG MUSIC

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    General CommentSounds to me like it's about heroin addiction. Been there, done that
    Nakmanon November 25, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI beg to differ man read a little bit closer...

    I would be willing to say its about war...

    Take this verse for example

    Pushed through the sand
    Word in my hand
    Drop of water for my soul
    Make daddy proud can't let him down
    God i gotta get back home


    Looks to me like a soldier thinking of his struggles and his desire to make it back home...and as far as the chorus goes

    Don't ask why I've seen children die <---Pointing out needless casualties such as children

    Watched men take their lives <---- Suicide rate amongst troops in a war

    I've seen women cry <--- Families grieving for their losses

    My momma always said to wear long sleeves <--- Word of advice from his mother to never let his guard down


    I dont know but thats what this song really says to me....
    Midvinterbloton May 28, 2009   Link

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