"Call Your Boys" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
Call your boys now that the table's set and shining
No one's seen any of them in many days
Call your boys they shut a buzzard on a Chrysler
And you still taste all that you swallowed before grace

And you'll forgive even the time they burned the hen house
And ran from you ran to the hills with burning hands

Setting sun framed in the doorway right behind you
Several chores, surely some lessons left to tell
Setting sun was in the hills and now before you
Set your boys each with their shining silverware

They'll bury you under the wood beside the carport
They'll bury you some neon stop along the way

Radio fuzz on the fence post by the pasture
Long ago Liza and you would dance all day
Now you lay buried, the stern and sacred father
And sacred earth under the billboard in the rain

For one last toast here's to the brave who went before us
Who died in vain, died in a movie for a dream

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"Call Your Boys" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody has commented on this song yet, definitely my favorite of Around the Well. In my opinion, Beam is writing this about his grandfather as he owned a farm and this mentions a hen house being burned down. I think this is possibly a very personal song that he may have written after his grandpa passed.
    Darienoron July 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is just to say "And you still taste all that you swallowed before grace" is one of the best lyrics ever.
    spinmeround09on April 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about either a grandparent, or a parent taking care of there kids/grandkids on a ranch. They arent the best kids, but the parents dont give up hope in them. Then the parent or grandparent passes away, and the children celebrate their life, burry them in the place they loved.

    This song seems very deep and personal, probably about a part in Sams childhood
    YouAreMySunshine27on November 24, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"wolves in the hills"?

    Love the revision during the Beast Epic tour.
    jed kingstonon September 26, 2018   Link

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