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20 Years
The Civil Wars Lyrics

There's a note underneath your front door
That I wrote twenty years ago
Yellow paper and a faded picture
And a secret, in an envelope

There's no reasons
No excuses
There's no secondhand alibis
Just some black ink, on some blue lines
And a shadow, you won't recognize


And if it means I'll be waiting twenty years
And twenty more
I'll be praying for redemption
And your note, underneath my door
And your note underneath my door

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Hauntingly beautiful, you can't get better than that :")

Mountain Man802

i have been following the CW's for a while now and i NEVER get sick of them. The sound is like nothing before them, and the harmonies will melt even the coldest soul.... :(

Chris McQ

+doug h Well said. One of a kind sound. I am bummed I only recently found this duo. I only hope they get together in the future for some kind of tour.

Rebekah Caitlin Tonnessen

This song is so lovely. The harmony is amazing and calming, and beautiful with the guitar...

Madison M

The Civil Wars has continually put out songs that have meaning and some form of deeper understanding to human life & emotion.... They, without fail, have captured the very essence of our souls and out it into song. So even as the wolf cries, it does not cry alone.

Lauren Groseclose

Absolutely love this song! Already playing it on the guitar and singing. XD

Jonell Gorrell

These guys are so awesome . I hope they get together again.

Irene Qiao

Love the harmonizing. Very nice.


probably my favorite song off the album!!!

Grace T.

I learned to play guitar because of them, specifically this song. 5 years later and I still can't get that riff at the beginning and middle 😭

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