FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Battle is Over but the War Goes On’ Levon Helm Band

Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) was an American musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and one of the vocalists for the Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style, highlighted on many of the Band’s recordings

Lyrics below

[Verse 1]
If you sang the song the way it was written
And you march along to the beat of the drum
Someday soon, you gonna wake up singin’
The battle is over, but the war goes on

[Verse 2]
Everybody plays follow the leader
But what if the leader have a gun?
Remember when you jumped
To the eight o’clock whistle
The battle is over, but the war goes on
The battle is over, but the war goes on

[Verse 3]
You close your eyes when you hear the thunder
And cry in the rain and you smile in the sun
But who do you fool, but me and you, brother?
Yeah, the battle is over, but the war goes on
Yeah, the battle is over, but the war goes on

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 4]
If talk was money, you’d be a millionaire, mm
Yeah, and if thoughts could kill, there’d be nobody here
Yeah, so many thinkin’ evil and talkin’ lies
When it’s only true love keeps this world live

[Outro]
Yeah, the battle is over, but the war goes on (Yeah)
The battle is over, but the war goes on
The battle is over, but the war goes on
Yeah, the battle
Yeah, the, yeah, the battle is over, but the war goes on
The battle is over, but the war goes on
The battle is over
Battle is over, but the war goes on
Yeah, the battle is over, but the war goes on
Yeah, the battle is over

Don Matthews
July 2021



Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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