The High Road

from by John Lester

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How could a man rise and fall so far
From the once admired great captain of the sea
To one who resigned to just define ally or enemy
In search of your final foe you set your sights on me

And so I made my way to the high road
I left my anger and my pride along the way
Though we no longer saw eye to eye
I thought we could still walk side by side
But taking the high road
Is not the choice you made

When did your need for praise and admiration
Turn you towards deception and deceit
And though I wasn’t wrong to hold so long to the respect I kept for you
In the end you only used it to bring me to my knees

But still I made my way to the high road
I left my anger and my pride along the way
Though we no longer saw eye to eye
I thought we could still walk side by side
But taking the high road
Is not the choice you made

Where did he go
The father I looked up to, the man my sons would never know
I am all that I am
Thanks to the lessons he once taught me so now I’m reaching out my hand

But all that’s left is your legacy
For which you used your final words to make you winner of your game
But I will still pass on your lifelong lessons to your progeny
Though all you left them was a folded flag and the family name

And how I hoped you’d make your way to the high road
And leave your anger and your pride along the way
Though we no longer saw eye to eye
I thought we could still walk side by side
But taking the high road is not the choice you made
No taking the high road is not the choice you made

©John Lester

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from Fathers and Sons, released June 18, 2017
John Lester - vocals, nylon string guitar, upright bass
Paul Tiernan - slide guitar, background vocals
Tim Bulkley - drums

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