May 26, 2018
LYRICS, POETRY AND PROSE 180525
A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and life. Today’s lyrics pay homage to the American warriors who live and die protecting our way of life. The first song is the Warrior Song, a raw and angry rap about the life and death ethos of being a warrior and killing your country’s enemies. There are two versions of the song – The Marine version and the Army version. I picked the Army – first because I was in the Army and second because the song includes great quotes by General George Patton. The second song is Toby Keith singing about payback to the enemy, Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue. The third song is a corny and sad tune, sure to bring a tear to your eye if you like country music about life and loss. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.
I bask in the glow of the rising war,
lay waste to the ground of an enemy shore,
wade through the blood spilled on the floor,
and if another one stands I’ll kill some more.
Bullet in the breech and a fire in me,
like a cigarette thrown to gasoline,
if death don’t bring you fear
I swear, you’ll fear these marching feet.
Come to the nightmare, come to me,
deep down in the dark where the devil be,
in the maw with the jaws and the razor teeth,
where the brimstone burns and the angel weeps.
Call to the gods if I cross your path
and my silhouette hangs like a body bag;
hope is a moment now long past,
the shadow of death is the one I cast.
– The Warrior Song Writer: Sean Householder
Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list
And the Statue of Liberty started shakin’ her fist
And the eagle will fly it’s gonna be hell
When you hear mother freedom start ringin’ her bell
And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you courtesy of the red white and blue
– Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue Singer and Songwriter: Toby Keith
Have a beer for me
Don’t waste no tears on me
On Friday night sit on the visitor side and cheer for the home team
Drive my Camaro
90 miles an hour down Redrock Road with “Born To Run” blastin’ on the radio
And find someone good enough for Amy
Who will love her like I would have
If I don’t make it back
– If I Don’t Make It Back Singer: Tracy Lawrence; Writers Bobby Pinson & Brett Jones