You come before me Seasons before me Old man you done them wrong Old man you done them wrong Bright eyes can tell lies Bright like the morning skies Old man laughing at us Old man is dangerous Oh heed the warning don't put your faith in the Mighty who tumble down Cause the blood it might be your own Ooh now bless my soul Can't they remember him The old man come back around Because of the seeds he put in the ground
Even old John Brown spoke of many miles Even though John Brown would take many lives They never know John Brown would begin the fight Even old John Brown spoke of many miles could happen tonight
Where they would follow Some would be foolish to roam He lead you to a gallows pole Is it your talent To care for the children you know Another might have been stillborn Recall the time that he lost And of fortunes plenty Before the horns turn to rust They could call on many And who can hear the voices that speak steady Because they might be calling you home
I'm not rewarding you Was not the war we could lose So many would be lost So few can move and take up the cause
Visions of one day Prisons can't hold the Light that's will follow us After we turn to dust
Is he the one who believes himself to be A light that keeps marching on Turn it on you can't turn it off They can't remove pages of history The old man has to be found Innocent oh but they put him down
Bright eyes Could die or catch fire There's a disguise in each one So what fight do you choose?
Bright eyes Should inspire not collide There's a prize to be won So what fight do you choose?