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July 06, 2011

Project Valour-IT, Our Heroes, & Josh Groban

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Josh Groban performed at this year's "A Capitol Fourth" concert.  One song, "The War At Home," he had written for the men and women of the military who have come home wounded.  It is about the personal battles waged here at home on the road to healing, "and to continue the rest of their lives."

I don't have his permission to post this video or the lyrics, but I think he might not mind.
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Fallen brother he’s a fallen husband
He’s about to be woken in his hospital bed
He doesn’t wanna rest
He just wants to run
And he’s tired of being told that he’s the lucky one
And he says


You see these hands they’re bruised and brown
They’re yours alone
Hold on now we’re still going down
Hold on now we’re still fighting at home
The war at home

Innocence behind his broken expression
He’s a child of mercy he’s our unlearned lesson
And he’s trying to wake up
From this wilderness his world has now become
He’s reaching out to those he’s running from

And he says

You see these hands they’re bruised and brown
They’re yours alone
Hold on now we’re still going down
Hold on now we’re still fighting at home
(one step forward and two steps back)
This is all who are marching

(one step forward two steps back)
This is young and old
(one step forward two steps back)
Through the void of the silence
You are not alone

You see these hands
They're million strong
They are yours now
Hold on now we’re all going down
Hold on now we're all fighting at home
The war at home.

In the comments section - this note -


"Verse he couldn't include because of time limit:"

"Caped crusader - she's a newborn leader
But you should see her when her daughter's on the phone
And she wipes the tears away
and she laces up because there's still hell to pay
And it sure feels like hell today... and she says............"
(Can't forget our women fighters).


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Verse he couldn't include because of time limit:

"Caped crusader - she's a newborn leader
But you should see her when her daughter's on the phone
And she wipes the tears away
and she laces up because there's still hell to pay
And it sure feels like hell today... and she says............"
(Can't forget our women fighters).

Andrea said...

Posted.
Thank you so much!

eyesoftejas said...

Lovely verse. I'm glad you were able to send it in Anonymous.