Griffin House

Griffin House - I Remember (It's Happening Again)

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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

And her 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 bout 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

(Chorus)

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

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

And I heard some Christian sing, 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

(Chorus)

And they separate the church and state

And keep God out of school

So our governments can educate

Based upon their rules

But people start to wonder if our politics make sense

When religion is our best excuse for national defense

And when our citizens start saying that our wars are not okay

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 we’re older

And it’s happening again

(Instrumental break)

When my grandpa finished talking

We went walking, he and I

I was thinking of the future and how scared I was to die

Now my best friend’s overseas 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 solider

Fighting in a foreign land

Now we’re older

God bring him home again

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Thanks to Andrea C.

Thanks to Aaron S. for these lyrics

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