The Wooftones

The Wooftones

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Delaney's Eyes

Written By: Steve Young

He was born on the prairie
In the spring of ’22.
His mother named him Delaney
And swore she’d never seen eyes so blue.
And swore she’d never seen eyes so blue.

When Delaney was eleven
A fever found him one cold night.
“He was lucky”, they said, “it didn’t kill him”.
The fever spared his life but took his sight.
The fever spared his life but took his sight.

When his country called her young men
His friends and family volunteered
And left Delaney at home and feelin’ helpless
With shame that he would carry through the years.
With shame that he would carry through the years.

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You can see what need to
You can see where duty lies
If you’d only take the time to
See the world through Delaney’s eyes.
See the world through Delaney’s eyes.

Years later, when Delaney
Had a wife and two sons of his own
The drums of war again had sounded
And called his precious boys away from home.
And called his precious boys away from home.

Many years his guilt he’d suffered
Yet he knew this wasn’t right
So he begged them not to go there
But they were young and itchin’ for a fight.
They were young and itchin’ for a fight.

The news came one cloudy Friday,
They had died chargin’ a hill.
The letter said that they fought bravely
Forty years now, Delaney mourns them still.
Forty years now, Delaney mourns them still.

(Chorus)