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I Remember (It’s Happening Again)

Griffin House
Language: English



(2007)
Album: Flying Upside Down

Flying Upside Down
Well my grandpa fought in World War II, my uncle fought in Nam
My father was too young he went to school and met my mom
He heard Dad always told us stories around dinner time
And there’s one he told when I was young that sticks out in my mind
He said ten years after daddy taught me about the birds and bees
I was stranded in Pearl Harbor fighting off the Japanese
When the kamikaze pilots came and dove in without warning
I was on the Arizona on a warm December morning

I remember when I was a younger man
We were soldiers fighting in a foreign land
Now I’m older, and it’s happening again

And it was hard to have forgiveness for the things they did that day
And our president decided we should make their people pay
So we dropped on Nagasaki and we cut ‘em down to size
And the one we dropped on Hiroshima left them vaporized
I heard some Christians say, what would Jesus do?
What if you were on the wrong side, would he point the gun at you
And they read through every word of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and John
So they could see if killing was the side that Christ was on

I remember when I was a younger man
We were soldiers fighting in a foreign land
Now I’m older, and it’s happening again

And they separate the Church and State and keep God out of schools
So our governments can educate based upon their rules
The people start to wonder if our politics makes sense
When religion is our best excuse for national defence
And when our citizens start saying that our wars are not ok
And Washington keeps telling them God loves the USA
And they teach us history so we can learn from our mistakes
And this generation wants to know how many years it takes

To change the way we treat our neighbors all across the land
Cause if we don’t change our hearts we repeat the past again

I remember when I was a younger man
We were soldiers fighting in a foreign land
Now I’m older, and it’s happening again

My grandpa finished talking we went walking he and I
I was thinking about the future and how I was scared to die
Now my best friends’ over seas in the desert where it’s dry
Fighting for our country and I need a reason why

I remember when he was a younger man
Now he’s a soldier, fighting in foreign land
Now were older, God bring him home again

2020/9/12 - 19:15



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