We set out in late October, moving 'cross the frozen ground
and we could see it in the stars
we knew that we were glory bound
We were looking for an answer
we were looking for a sign
we were waiting on a savior come and ease our worried minds

Darling I swear it's true, I will come back to you
in Springtime, when the lilies are in bloom
hush now and dry your eyes
you know I would not lie
I'm coming back to you when the lilies are in bloom

The general he says that it will not be very long
but the air is full of smoke and those damn red coats coming on
I dream your kisses on my eyelids, though it was so long ago
and the boys are in the fields
they're dying all alone

Darling I swear it's true, I will come back to you
in Springtime, when the lilies are in bloom
hush now and dry your eyes
you know I would not lie
I'm coming back to you when the lilies are in bloom

Last night they came while we were sleeping
Lord, they did not make a sound
I took a bullet to the breast, saw my blood spill on the ground
When the sun come I heard voices say this boy cannot be saved
so they bowed their heads in prayer, and they dug a shallow grave

Darling I've been such a fool
to think that I'd be coming back to you
to make you wait for me beneath the waning moon
Come now, stand by my side
pile the cool black stones where I lie
it's Springtime, and the lilies are in bloom

Tell our son not of my bravery but a soldier's tale of woe
for there's no glory where I've fallen
and I'm so far from my home


Lyrics submitted by icesk8ngurl

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