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Man at War (Daniel Johnston)

by Ryan Rebo



This is a recorded rendition of Daniel Johnston's song "Man at War".
Daniel is a major hero of mine, and I keep finding myself wanting to record more and more of his songs.


Jumpin' Jehovah the battlefield is clear
strange soldiers that play, he's a man at war

He was of no army he was fighting all alone
and for no reason he was a man at war

He was standing in his foxhole he was always on the defensive
when out of the smoke appeared an attractive figure

I had popped out of that torso and much to his surprise
he fell in love with it's eye

She was fifteen in a magazine what an odd place for her to be
standing on that battlefield by the man at war

"Does she love me" he screamed with bombs bursting in the air
does she love me, will she understand me, I'm a man at war

He was ambushed and shot up his legs and arms and head
had to be amputated, he was rehabilitated, he was a man at war

And suddenly and surprisingly their roles had been reversed
he was blessed and he was cursed, he was a man at war


released April 28, 2013
Song written by Daniel Johnston
All parts on this cover recorded by Ryan Rebo


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