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Girl in the War
Josh Ritter Lyrics


Peter said to Paul
"All those words that we wrote
Are just the rules of the game and the rules are the first to go"
But now talkin' to God is Laurel beggin' Hardy for a gun
I gotta girl in the war, man I wonder what it is we done

Paul said to Petey
"You gotta rock yourself a little harder,
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire"
And I got a girl in the war, Paul the only thing I know to do
Is turn up the music and pray that she makes it through

Because the keys to the kingdom got locked inside the kingdom
And the angels fly around in there, but we can't see them
And I gotta girl in the war, Paul I know that they can hear me yell
If they can't find a way to help, they can go to Hell
If they can't find a way to help her, they can go to Hell

Paul to Petey "you gotta rock yourself a little harder,
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire"
But I gotta girl in the war, Paul her eyes are like champagne
They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain
Sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain
They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain

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Written by: Josh Ritter

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Lynn V

Peter said to Paul you know all those words we wrote 
Are just the rules of the game and the rules are the first to go 
But now talking to God is Laurel begging Hardy for a gun
I got a girl in the war man I wonder what it is we done 

Paul said to Peter you got to rock yourself a little harder 
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire 
But I got a girl in the war Paul the only thing I know to do 
Is turn up the music and pray that she makes it through 

Because the keys to the kingdom got locked inside the kingdom 
And the angels fly around in there but we can't see them 
I got a girl in the war Paul I know that they can hear me yell 
If they can't find a way to help her they can go to hell
If they can't find a way to help her they can go to hell

Paul said to Peter you got to rock yourself a little harder 
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire 
But I got a girl in the war Paul her eyes are like champagne 
They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain
They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain
They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain



Lii San

Peter said to Paul
"All those words that we wrote
Are just the rules of the game and the rules are the first to go"
But now talkin' to God is Laurel beggin' Hardy for a gun
I gotta girl in the war, man I wonder what it is we done
Paul said to Petey
"You gotta rock yourself a little harder;
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire"
And I got a girl in the war, Paul the only thing I know to do
Is turn up the music and pray that she makes it through
Because the keys to the kingdom got locked inside the kingdom
And the angels fly around in there, but we can't see them
And I gotta girl in the war, Paul I know that they can hear me yell
If they can't find a way to help, they can go to Hell
If they can't find a way to help her, they can go to Hell
Paul to Petey "you gotta rock yourself a little harder;
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire"
But I gotta girl in the war, Paul her eyes are like champagne
They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain
Sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain
They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain



All comments from YouTube:

chazandru

My daughter did 9 months in Afghanistan, and a year driving from Kuwait to Mosul in North Iraq. My prayers and praise go out to all the daughters, mothers, sisters, wives, and lovers involved in this conflict, and to those who love them.

Nolan Cochran

We don’t have to worry about them anymore 😌

ColorFace1116

This is one of the few songs that I have heard in my life that I consider perfect.

Fergal Nash

It's not far off it. It's my favourite of all his songs.

shuffleyourfeet08

I love this song soooo much I love when he sings "her eyes are like champagne they sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got it is rain" you can't help but get goosebumps......amazing!!!!

isabellaohlsson

i have so many magical memories with this song, and i've always listened to it to re-live those memories, but then it hit me - i would have loved this song anyway, because this is possibly one of the best songs ever written.

Gary R

Saw him in Glór last year... I nearly exploded when he played 'Mind's Eye'. One Day International played too, they were insane!

comegetmyxlove

I love this song, my english teacher played it in our class while we were free writing. It is so soothing, I love the guitar and the beat. It makes me want to cry! It's soooooooo good.

TheNewThink

I love this song. Beautiful melody, and clever lyrics. One of the first songs I learned on my guitar. I remember how I could charm my girl by playing it. One love!

Iburndowncities

Instant cold chills from the first strum. I just found this dude and already love it.

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