[Last update: 19 August 2005]

A Nation Rocked to Sleep

by Carly Sheehan
(Sister of Casey KIA 04/04/04 Sadr City, Baghdad )
Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son? 
The torrential rains of a mother's weeping will never be done 
They call him a hero, you should be glad that he's one, but 
Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son? 

Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries? 
He must be brave because his boy died for another man's lies 
The only grief he allows himself are long, deep sighs 
Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries? 

Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's grave? 
They say that he died so that the flag will continue to wave 
But I believe he died because they had oil to save 
Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's grave? 

Have you ever heard the sound of a nation being rocked to sleep? 
The leaders want to keep you numb so the pain won't be so deep 
But if we the people let them continue another mother will weep
 


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