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Artist: Taylor Swift
Track: The Great War

My knuckles were bruised like violets
Sucker punching walls, cursed you as I sleep-talked
Spineless in my tomb of silence
Tore your banners down, took the battle underground
And maybe it was ego swinging
Maybe it was her
Flashes of the battle come back to me in a blur

All that bloodshed, crimson clover
Uh-huh, sweet dream was over
My hand was the one you reached for
All throughout the Great War
Always remember
Uh-huh, tears on the letter
I vowed not to cry anymore
If we survived the Great War

You drew up some good faith treaties
I drew curtains closed, drank my poison all alone
You said I have to trust more freely
But diesel is desire, you were playin' with fire
And maybe it's the past that's talkin'
Screamin' from the crypt
Tellin' me to punish you for things you never did
So I justified it

All that bloodshed, crimson clover
Uh-huh, the bombs were close and
My hand was the one you reached for
All throughout the Great War
Always remember
Uh-huh, the burning embers
I vowed not to fight anymore
If we survived the Great War


It turned into something bigger
Somewhere in the haze, got a sense I'd been betrayed
Your finger on my hair pin triggers
Soldier down on that icy ground
Looked up at me with honor and truth
Broken and blue, so I called off the troops
That was the night I nearly lost you
I really thought I lost you

We can plant a memory garden
Say a solemn prayer, place a poppy in my hair
There's no morning glory, it was war, it wasn't fair
And we will never go back

To that bloodshed, crimson clover
Uh-huh, the worst was over
My hand was the one you reached for
All throughout the Great War
Always remember
Uh-huh, we're burned for better
I vowed I would always be yours
'Cause we survived the Great War

I would always be yours
'Cause we survived the Great War
I vowed I would always be yours
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[Перевод песни Taylor Swift – «The Great War»] / [Куплет 1] / Израненные костяшки моих пальцев стали напоминать фиалки / Исподтишка ударяю стены, проклинаю тебя, когда говорю во
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[Куплет 1] / Кісточки моїх пальців були в синцях, подібних до фіалок / Знишка ударяю стіни, проклинала тебе, розмовляючи уві сні / Безхребетна у своїй могилі мовчання / Зірвала
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[Letra de "Taylor Swift - The Great War (Traducción al Español)"] / [Verso 1] / Mis nudillos estaban llenos de moretones parecidos a violetas / Como una imbécil golpeando las
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