Missing Man

from by Bunny Brown

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Missing Man

A little crowd gathers on the ground for a solemn observation
and the planes fly overhead in a missing man formation.
A missing man formation, for a missing man of action
with the missing information in a mission of destruction.

I was cold so I bought gloves at an army surplus store.
But I know there's no way I'm ever going to win this war
in someone else's clothes, serving someone else's aims
with someone else's hands pulling all the strings.

Oh beautiful ghost of the past who takes the amnesia to task
is victory lost to you now or can you still win out some how?

Dark dove of peace, flight of the damned,
all the world's flags wave to you at half-mast.
Still awaiting permission to land.
Hauling such fragile cargo as you fly past.
Missing man. Missing man.

Can we still hope to build a new humanity that's just?
Where you die to what you love, instead of dying if needs must?
Dying if needs must, on the beaches at Dieppe,
or the nightmare in Iraq, have we had enough of that yet?

Oh dutiful ghost of the past who takes the amnesia to task
is victory lost to you now or will the truth still out somehow?

Dark dove of peace, flight of the damned
all the world's flags wave to you at half-mast.
Still awaiting permission to land. Hauling such fragile cargo as you fly past.
Mark of the beast, blood of the lamb,
all the world's flags wave to you at half-mast.
Still awaiting permission to land. Hauling such precious cargo as you fly past.
Missing man. Missing man. Missing woman. Missing man.

When your unknown soldier comes home
stand firm below, open your soul and let him land.
Missing man.

(© Bunny Brown)

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from Bunny Brown In Flames, released December 4, 2012
Bunny Brown: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Michael D'Amico: Bass, Drums & Keyboards
Rachel Deck: Violin

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