According To Luke

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This is a song about Luke. Luke is a strong dude. He's been through a lot. This song is not based on anyone real but rather a mixture of some of those that have influenced my life. Luke is not my father, he only exists in my head and in this song. Still I think Luke is pretty cool.

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he did some time in vietnam
a trip paid for by uncle sam
what a waste of time that all seemed to be
so he did some drug and drank some beer
and lost most of his twenty first year
living his life outside of reality

according to luke that was a pretty bad year
that one there
but somehow he carried on
somehow he carried on

she helped him make it thru
and he married my mama in 72
I came along in 1973
he never drank a drop again
until moms life came to an end
then he spent a year outside of sobriety

according to luke that was a pretty bad year
that one there
but somehow he carried on
somehow he carried on

Had my son in 94 I thought
dad would go before he was born
for the cancer had taken its toll on his body
once again he pulled through he
fooled the doctors and fooled me too
came as close to death as one can ever be

according to luke that was a pretty tough year
that one there
but somehow he carried on
somehow he carried

just last june in my home state
the people came to celebrate
all of those who would give their lives to keep us free
a letter came from uncle sam
for what he did in vietnam
they gave dad a medal for his bravery

according to that was a pretty good year
that one there
somehow he carried on
some he carries on
somehow we all carry on.

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from This Random Life, released November 27, 2010

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Stacy Swinford Henderson, Nevada

Stacy is an Americana singer/songwriter from Las Vegas NV

  

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