James Taylor - Native Son Lyrics




Mount up, move on, may you find the way back home.

Down and down we go, down into bright October,
brothers in arms no more now that the war is over.
Have you waded in and been to hell? Will you lie upon the sofa,
see to the decoration of your shell now that the war is over?

Mount up, move on, damn the darkness, speed the dawn, they lost, we won.
Try to find your way back home, native son.

Down and down we go, down into bright October,
brothers in arms no more now that the war is over.
Have you waded in and been to hell? Will you lie upon the sofa,
see to the decoration of your shell now that the war is over?

Mount up, move on, damn the darkness, speed the dawn, they lost, we won.
Try to find your way back home, native son.





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  1. John White

    Great song - came out after Desert Storm. It was the first time someone talked about what the veterans faced as an aftermath to war.

  2. stretch54

    Beautiful guitar work by Michael Landau.

  3. Brian Morrison

    A Masterwork...

  4. Barb Cohen

    This is the most accurate description of PTSD, and a gentle blessing to the agonized sufferers, that I have ever seen.

  5. Greg Rolls

    Such an underrated tune ..... goosebumps abound!