"The Field" as written by and Mason Jennings....
Every step I take
Takes me farther from you
Every move I make
Reminds me that I'll always love you
Since you were a child
We've built our lives around you
How am I supposed to live
In this world we made without you

Sometimes late at night
I go to the field
Is that where you are?
Are you a shooting star?
Can you say my name?
Darling, can you hear me?
Tell me where's your heart
Now that it stopped beating
It's right here
It's right here
It's right here

When you joined the war
We were so proud of you
You seemed so grown up
Living life the way we taught you
Then your first letter came
It sounded nothing like you
It took all my strength
To keep myself from running to you

Sometimes late at night
I go to the field
Is that where you are?
Are you a shooting star?
Darling, say my name
Darling, can you hear me?
Tell me where's your heart
Now that it stopped beating
It's right here
It's right here
It's right here

And it will always be
Until the sun dries the ocean
And you will always be
My little one

If I was the president, If I was that man
I would walk out with those kids
Out across the sand
If I was the president, if I was that brave
I would take a shovel then dig each child their graves
If I was the president, and my world turned black
I would want no victory, I'd just want you back
I don't want no victory, I just want you back
I don't want no victory, I just want you back
I don't want no victory, I just want you back
I don't want no victory, I just want you back

Sometimes late at night
I go to the field
Is that where you are?
Are you a shooting star?
Can you say my name?
Darling, can you hear me?
Tell me where's your heart
Now that it stopped beating
It's right here
It's right here
It's right here

It's right here (x9)


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    General CommentThis song nearly made me cry. It made me think of all the boys, men, women, and people, devastated by war. Not just the soldiers, but also all the families, soldier's mothers and fathers. Brothers. Sisters. Cousins and the like. My heart goes out to them, and hopefully someday wars will stop and we will be able to smile over a peaceful earth.
    Great song!
    Alebasqueon November 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song has so much emotion. Amazing track. CHECK OUt THE CURRENT, live streaming amazing commercial free radio @ thecurrent.org BEST RADIO STATION IN THE NATION. Great eclectic mix of music, great local stuff (mason jennings, prince, atmosphere, brother ali, cloud cult, solid gold) and great hip hop, indie, alternative. Check out the playlist... amazing. MN 4 LIFE.
    ryanalbertjohnomaron February 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSuch an incredible song. Heard him live last week at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Truly an incredible performer.
    v.spartanon April 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmy god, this song. it feels like it goes a little springsteen around some point, and then a little ryan adams at his most heartbreaking. most excruciating parts are when he repeatedly sings, "i don't want no victory, i just want you back" and "it's right here."
    TheWrongGirlon January 11, 2011   Link

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