From the recording Love On Holiday Vol. 2

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Doomed From The Start (Danielle French, James Hall, Kory Murphy) Performed by: James Hall - vocals, acoustic guitar / melaniejane - cello / Danielle French - vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion / Kory Murphy - guitar, vocals

Lyrics

Meet Caroline at seventeen
The finest girl you've ever seen
She saw Tommy, long and lean
With curly hair and eyes so green
Tommy said "would you marry me?
We could start our family"
Till one day he got called to war
She didn't see him anymore

Don't it break your heart
When lives are torn apart
When love is doomed from the start

Shawn had just turned twenty one
When he went out and bought a gun
He grew up tough, he grew up poor
Couldn't take it anymore
With thoughts no one could understand
And choices of a desperate man
His mama heard those sirens wail
As Shawn was taken off to jail

Don't it break your heart
When lives are torn apart
When love is doomed from the start

I met Gina by the sea
When we were young and living free
Her daddy left when she was three
She swore she'd never marry me
She flew high and learned to sing
I couldn't clip those angels wings
Just pictures from a magazine
I wonder she remembers me

Don't it break your heart
When lives are torn apart
We thought we'd come so far
When love is doomed from the start

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