They Gave

In the morning when the sun begins to rise
Your freedom lives/breathes/rests beneath an eagle’s eye
In the evening when they bring old glory down
Remember there’s a soldier out there from your town

There’s a mother and father sittin’ on a front porch
A wife and child waitin for him to come home…let’s remember

To save, all of our prayers tonight
For those boys, who are out there in the fight
They gave all
They gave

When the beaches didn’t welcome them that morning
It was heart, freedom, courage that kept them storming
When the buildings were brought to the city ground
They left to find those out there who brought us down

There’s a mother and father sittin’ on a front porch
A wife and child waitin for him to come home…let’s remember

To save, all of our prayers tonight
For those boys, who are out there in the fight
They gave all
They gave

 

Ó James Dunn, 2010