Antietam Creek

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Written July, 2011. Had quite a few verses written before I figured out what this was about. Then one day the chorus "Antietam Bleeds" just came out. Did a bunch of online research about the battle and came up with the remaining verses. Knew this would be a really simple arrangement and I heard acoustic guitar almost immediately. Never imagined how much Jason would add to this song with his incredible playing. - J

lyrics

Down this old dirt road the air is cold, and I’ve been known to
Wander on from town to town and all around these hollers and these hills
Wander on these hollers and these hills

I keep to myself, but I can’t help if sometimes I just
Find my way from time to time, back to the line, where all that blood was spilled
Find my way to where my blood was spilled

Antietam Creek it bleeds x 2

It’s been sixty years since all those fears exploded and the
Young men came from miles around, to this ground where everything would change
We all came and everything, it changed

In September ‘62, the grey, the blue collided over
Miller’s handsome field of corn, and lives were torn down in the bloody lane
Our lives were torn down in that bloody lane

Antietam Creek it bleeds x 2

With the battle all around, I hit the ground and suddenly
the world went quiet in my mind, I tried to find a place to catch my breath
I couldn’t find a place to catch my breath

Over by a split rail fence, the consequence cut through me
like a bolt of lightning through the sky, and there I died, cut down before my time
There I died, cut down before my time

Antietam Creek it bleeds x 2

Down this old dirt road the air is cold, and I’ve been known to
Wander on from town to town and all around these hollers and these hills
Wander on these hollers and these hills

credits

from Pleasureville, released October 31, 2011
Lyrics and Music written by John Natiw/Rocket Boy Records ASCAP

John Natiw - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rochelle Clark - Vocals
Jason Dennie - Acoustic Guitar

Recorded at Rocket Boy Records - Canton, MI
Mixed by John Natiw
Mastered by Jim Kissling

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