Joan of Arc

by Junkyard Academy

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Joan of Arc was written during a visit to Carson City, NV while visiting my parent's house for Christmas. I don't sleep well Christmas Eve, so I got online and researched the snot out of Joan of Arc and wrote a song about her...isn't that what everyone does Christmas Eve to pass the time? The song didn't come together as quickly as it usually does, but I'm glad I took the time with it. It's fast become one of my favorites and I hope it becomes one of yours too.
Please enjoy the tale of Joan of Arc...


Verse 1
She was -- undeniably beautiful as the daughter of a farmer
And she -- thought it was beautiful when the angels spoke to her
She hugged -- her daddy and her mommy, (Isabelle Romeè) and cropped her hair

It's not -- wise to ignore commands from a blessed Deity, Aw can't ya' see?

She was a French-born peasant girl!
A French-born peasant girl!

Verse 2
They tried almost every other tactic, embarrassingly tragic, it was almost slapstick
Then she showed up with a permission slip for the division to blast their asses down
Let's raise the town, behind...

The French-born peasant girl!
The French-born peasant girl!

With her standard held up high, against the war torn sky
Who'd have thought she'd change the world
It was A ten decade fight -- and she knew that she was right
'Til thrice they burned her at the stake...
So much for give and take
(spoken) "Merci Dauphin Charles" (French -- pronunciation "Mare-see doo-fah-Shar")

Verse 3
Her trial -- So ecclesiastical practically gymnastic-al, a travesty...
Unfair -- imprisoned in a tower, the woman of the hour
Thought that she could fly -- Still she would die..."

A French-born peasant girl!
French-born peasant girl!
French-born peasant girl!
French-born peasant girl!


released February 17, 2011
©2011 Junkyard Academy by Lewis Nowosad
Words and music by Lewis Nowosad
Bass and Drums and Mixing by Brian Acuff



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