Call Of Duty EP

by Dave Giles

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released May 19, 2013

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Track Name: Call Of Duty
A soldier died in the war today,
He was working in a foreign land
On a routine patrol round town
He was killed by a roadside bomb
Are we becoming numb to this
Have we drowned out what it means
Do we think of the consequence?
When the report says, "his family have been informed"

They say he name on the radio
He was 31 years of age
He leaves behind a wife and son
His wife had to tell his mum
He loved his job and took pride in his work
He was a popular and funny guy
But did we think of his sacrifice
When the report said, "his family have been informed"

The solider's mum can hardly sleep at night
She wonders if he called out her name.
She's so proud of her brave son
But no parent should have to bury their child,
Shes written letters to the families
Of the hundreds who have fallen since
After all she knows what it means
When the reports say, "their family have been informed"

And do I live my life as if someone else
Is putting theirs on the line for mine
And should I sing this song cos I don't know how it feels
To be the family that's been informed
Track Name: Days Like These
Well I haven't seen you in about a week
So please come round to mine for tea
Maybe make a castle with my big duvet
Or you could try and make me watch, the only way
I don't care, cos these are the best days

With a little bit of luck, the rain will wait
So we can try and recreate our first date
A picnic in the park with carrot cake
Laughing at the boys who were trying to skate
Can't you see, that these are the best days

But I don't mind doing in nothing,
As long as nothings with you.

I could treat you to a nandos or a nice curry
And eat so much we'd have food babies
We could head back to mine and watch a movie
and half way through you'll be asleep on me
Aint it true, that these are the best days


But I don't mind doing in nothing,
As long as nothings with you.

Oh my darling please
Let's make more memories
My minds made up and I'm sure you'll agree
That we need more days like these.

But I don't mind doing in nothing,
As long as nothings with you.
Track Name: The Post Break Up Phonecall
Hello mum, its your son,
and I've got some bad news
Me and faye, had our day,
now I'm singing the blues
Was it the right choice?
Its just too soon to say

It wasn't right, lots of fights,
so I'm walking away
Its not too late, not turned to hate,
we'll be friends some day
But its real hard mum,
I hate to hear her cry

Cos she is such a good girl
And I still love her
Mum, she's so great
I know I've left her hurting
It wasn't working
Am I right mum? What do you think?

The days before, I was so sure,
that it had to end
Now she's gone, was I wrong,
I'm going round the bend
The grass is greener,
or at least it seems to be

She tweets her grief, its no relief,
it turns my insides
What a prick, I'm such a dick,
she don't deserve this ride
Excuse my tongue mum,
I just hate to see her cry

Cos she is such a good girl
And I still love her
Mum, she's so great
I know I've left her hurting
It wasn't working
Am I right mum?

And its clear to see the hypocrisy
Of moping round and not getting things done
And these feelings I get
Just leave my pillows wet
Is it time to man up mum?
What have I done?

I need to think, I mustn't drink
I need to catch up on sleep
I've been so tired, had rage like fire,
I couldn't handle the heat
Can I go back now
Or is the damage done?

Thanks for the chat, its cleared up that
I was unwilling to change
I'll dry my eyes and compromise
I hope it doesn't feel strange
To ask her back mum,
As I really hate to see her cry

Cos she is such a good girl
And I still love her
Mum she's so great
I know I've left her hurting
It needs sorting
I'll call you back mum
I've got a phone call to make.
Track Name: Lessons From My Dad
Happy birthday to me, what have I become
I wonder what I've really learnt with all these setting suns
I used to have the answers like they were written on a scroll
And now I sit here listing all the things I can't control

Like the weather, or my hairline
Or the accent I talk with from my home town
Like paying taxes and the fact is
I might not be where I want to be
But I won't forget what my dad taught me

Work hard, Be kind
Keep an eye out for your friends
Be Proud, Have fun
Change your haircut now and then
And hope that it will be alright in the end

It's another happy new year I wonder whats to come
More Hollywood uncertainty
And the need to get things done
Things are slowly moving forward
But I could use a little luck
I'm losing sleep trying find more hours, I've got a fear of getting stuck

In a routine, like a bad dream
Or dying old with things undone
And the fact is, I can do this
And as time goes by I guess we'll see
If I'm ready to die when I'm 93

CHORUS

These birthdays and new years get me thinking

Looking back to see how far I've come, but
That can't change, but I can
There's so much left I want to do
And the fact is, that without knowing
It could happen another day
And I'll always remember what my dad would say

CHORUS

And I guess that it will be alright in the end
And I'm sure that it will be alright in the end