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Wildfire
Mandolin Orange Lyrics


Brave men fall with a battle cry
Tears fill the eyes of their loved ones and their brothers in arms
So it went, for Joseph Warren

It should have been different, it could have been easy
His rank could have saved him, but a country unborn needs bravery
And it spread like wildfire

Wildfire
Wildfire

From the ashes grew sweet liberty
Like the seeds of the pines when the forest burns
They open up, grow and burn again
It should have been different, it could have been easy
But too much money rolled in to ever end slavery
The cry for war spread like wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire
Civil war came, civil war went
Brother fought brother, the south was spent
But its true demise was hatred, passed down through the years
It should have been different, it could have been easy
But pride has a way of holding too firm to history
And it burns like wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire
I was born a southern son
In a small southern town where the rebels run wild
They beat their chest and they swear: we're gonna rise again
It should have been different, it could have been easy
The day that old Warren died, hate should have gone with it
But here we are, caught in the wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire

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Gary Turner

Brave men fought with the battle cry
Tears filled the eyes of their loved ones and their brothers in arms
And so it went, for Joseph Warren
It should have been different
It could have been easy
His rank could have saved him
But a country unborn needs bravery
And it spread like wildfire

[Chorus]
Wildfire

From the ashes grew sweet liberty
Like the seeds of the pines when the forest burns
They open up to grow and burn again
It should have been different
It could have been easy
But too much money rolled in to ever end slavery
The cry for war spread like wildfire

[Chorus]
Wildfire
Wildfire

Civil War came, Civil War went
Brother fought the brother, the South was spent
But its true demise was hatred passed down through the years
It should have been different
It could have been easy
But pride has a way of holding too firm to history
And it burns like wildfire


[Chorus]
Wildfire
Wildfire

I was a born a southern son
In a small southern town where the rebels run wild
They beat their chests and they swear we're going to rise again
It should have been different
It could have been easy
The day that old Warren died hate should have gone with him
But here we are caught in the wildfire

[Chorus]
Wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire
Wildfire



All comments from YouTube:

Julia Whitmore

I can't get over the deep regret and sorrow that permeates this song. "It should've been different, it could've been easy." How true of so much of history.

budgetfox91lx

100%. I like the studio version better and I turn it all the way up. This is a powerful song

Claudio Trajtemberg

Hats off to the dude that recorded and mixed this session.

Bob F

Hats off to all. These are serious and talented folks--the performers and technical crew.

Benjamin Hammondo

Couldn't agree more

Michael Minturn

@daveo macron they have their place. I have to agree with acoustics over amp’d.

daveo macron

@Michael Minturn Expressing a preference is overthinking? I'm simply not a fan of amplified instruments.

Michael Minturn

@daveo macron plenty of space for others. You back him off and it changes the melodic fill that he’s laying down for the others to go over top of him. Don’t over think it just enjoy it.

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Doolie

This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, just from a melodic perspective. And as a daughter of the deep south, as someone whose great-great grandfather walked home from Appomattox and as someone who grew up in a neighborhood where KKK rallies were held at a gas station down the street, these lyrics resonate so deeply with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mandolin Orange.

Eli

@Rodney Caupp … then you completely missed the point of the song??? This song is all about the hatred and racism in the south is destructive like a “wildfire”

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