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Monday, May 30, 2011

Soldiers and Jesus

It's Memorial Day, and nothing stirs freedom-lovin'-emotion in me like music does.  There are so many beautiful patriotic songs out there - but my current favorite (which is a fairly new song you may not have heard yet) - is called Soldiers and Jesus, recorded by James Otto.
I don't know how anyone can really listen to the words in this song and not cry .... I've tried multiple times, and it just doesn't work!
If you haven't heard this song, please take a couple minutes and do so .... and even if you have, but haven't seen it with this slide show - it is worth it to listen again.



Well granddaddy came home in a B-52 
In a pine box covered in red, white, and blue 
He was one of the brave and the proud and the few 
21 guns helped us say goodbye 
I stood there in silence trying hard not to cry 
As the preacher he quoted lines written in red 
And he folded his bible in a broken voice he said 

There's only two people whose ever died for me 
Laid down their lives just so I could be free 
They both went through hell bared crosses and shells 
And both got back up again after they fell 
They never pick a fight but they're there to pick up the pieces 
God only knows where we'd be without soldiers and Jesus 

It seems like the news loves to run em, both down 
Whenever we need em, there always around 
So don't hand me a parties political views 
There's left side and right side and then there's the truth 

There's only two people whose ever died for me 
Laid down their lives just so I could be free 
They both went through hell bared crosses and shells 
And both got back up again after they fell 
They never pick a fight but they're there to pick up the pieces 
God only knows where we'd be without soldiers and Jesus 

To me they're both heroes for the path that they chose 
One fights for my life one fights for my soul 

There's only two people whose ever died for me 
Laid down their lives just so I could be free 
They both went through hell bared crosses and shells 
And both got back up again after they fell 
They never pick a fight but they're there to pick up the pieces 
God only knows where we'd be without soldiers and Jesus 

Soldiers and Jesus 
Well granddaddy came home in a B-52 
In a pine box covered in red, white, and blue

3 comments:

  1. The song definitely brought tears to my eyes. The words are very sweet. Thanks for sharing the slide show and lyrics Bec. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. I hadn't heard this one yet...definitely a tear jerker!! Praying for ya today!

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  3. You have a lovely blog. I gave you an award. Here's a link to the post: One Lovely Blog award

    Sandy~ Cherished Handmade Treasures

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