The General

by Joanne Hogg

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This song is based on the story of a Syrian army general and his secret shame... www.joannehogg.com/map/the-general/

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The General

Soldier man, you have lived a life
Of leading soldier men
Soldier man, you can hide your shame
Beneath your iron and steel....
How does it feel??
When there are eyes that see and want you
But they don't know the scars that taunt you
No one knows the dreams that haunt your living days

Chorus
You are good at giving orders
Not so good at taking them
You gotta go down to the river
Seven times you'll wash your body

Soldier man, you are in a battle you can't overcome
Soldier man, it will take the full surrender of your heart
Where do you start
To peel away your best defenses
Who's love will bring you
To your senses
God only knows the fears
That haunt your living days

Chorus
You are good at giving orders
Not so good at taking them
You've gotta go down to the river
Seven times you'll wash your body
And people they will watch and wonder
Who you are, some crazy man
So where is all your pride and glory
You trade it in....for a new skin.

Bridge
Doesn't it feel good, the washing of your soul
Doesn't it feel good, giving up control
Doesn't it feel good , now you've settled in
......to a new skin

credits

released September 1, 2016
Credits
Vocals/ piano ...........Joanne Hogg
Drums........................Terl Bryant
Bass guitar.................Phil Barker
Brass..........................Graeme Flowers
Cello...........................Alex Priest
Electric Guitar.............Andy Baker
Lyrics/music................Joanne Hogg

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Joanne Hogg Northern Ireland, UK

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Joanne Hogg is a Northern Irish singer and songwriter, best known for her work as the lead singer and songwriter with progressive Celtic/pop/rock band Iona. ... more

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