Rollin Jewett

Rollin Jewett

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Rock - Classic | Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,008   
Member Since: 2008
   Last Login: 7/15/2021
   Sounds Like: Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak

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85

Song Description

Tried to put into words what can't be put into words. Tried to feel what has numbed so many. Tried to speak what can't be spoken in any way that makes sense. Best I could do not having been through it myself.

Story Behind the Song

Wrote this song to give a shout out to all US military men and women -- those who have served and those who continue to serve -- we care about what you're feeling and we support you over there and back here at home. Live to tell, brothers.

Lyrics

What did you do in the war, daddy?
What did you do in the war?
What did you do in the war, daddy?
What did you do in the war?

I dropped some bombs from way over head
On somebody else's shore
I shot at the enemy until they were dead
That's what I did in the war, sonny
That's what I did in the war

What did you see in the war, daddy?
What did you see in the war?
What did you see in the war, daddy?
What did you see in the war?

I saw young soldiers losing their lives
And not really knowing what for
They orphaned their children and widowed their wives
That's what I saw in the war, honey
That's what I saw in the war

Who did you kill in the war, daddy?
Who did you kill in the war?
Who did you kill in the war, daddy?
Who did you kill in the war?

I killed some people that I never met
Just so we could even the score
But some of their faces I'll never forget
That's who I killed in the war, sonny
That's who I killed in the war

Why did you fight in the war, daddy?
Why did you fight in the war?
Why did you fight in the war, daddy?
Why did you fight in the war?

I fought 'cus the government told me to fight
For reasons they kept obscure
They told us that what we were doing was right
That's why I fought in the war, honey
That's why I fought in the war
How do you feel about war now, daddy?
How do you feel about war?
How do you feel about war now, daddy?
How do you feel about war?

I wish I could tell you your daddy was proud
For keeping his country secure
But all I can think of is all of the innocent victims
And friends, and brothers, and husbands
And fathers and sons
That aren't with us any more

And that, yeah, that's what I did in the war.

Associated Videos

Video - What did you do in the war, daddy?
What did you do in the war, daddy?

A shout out to the warriors -- we feel you and care about you. Keep the faith, heroes of war.

Song Length
4:56
Genres
Rock - Americana, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Moving

Subject Matter
War, Armed Forces

Similar Artists
Johnny Cash, Toby Keith
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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Producer Credits Rollin'/Vlad Kary
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