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  1. Average Joe

From the album Sea Change

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Sol Knopf - Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar * Chico Huff - Bass * Chuck Treece - Drums * Jonathan Yudkin - Cello & Viola * Todd Mecaughey - Military Snare

Lyrics

Average Joe
c2013 Sol Knopf and Geri Smith


Verse 1
Grandpa's photograph hard to see
He pointed and said, "I think that guy is me"
There's Hal and Frank...they were from Des Moines
They lied about their age so they could join

B section
We were all like brothers
A family made by war
And see that guy right here...one stripe on his uniform

Chorus
His name was Joe
Just an average Joe
And he was the best friend I would ever know
He carried me when I was in pain
And you know, for him I would have done the same
Sometimes the greatest heroes you know
Are just an average Joe

Verse 2
Our company dug in so close to the fight
We could see them light their cigarettes at night
We slept one eye open...ear to the muddy ground
And as long as I live I'll never forget that sound

B section
When they stormed our foxhole
One cut me with a knife
it was hand to hand and man to man
And one man saved my life

Chorus
His name was Joe
Just an average Joe
And he was the best friend I would ever know
He carried me through the fire and rain
And you know for him I would have done the same
Sometimes the greatest heroes you know
Are just an average Joe

Sometimes the greatest heroes you know
Are just an average Joe