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Posted: 11/11/2002 6:50:15 AM EDT
On this Veteran's Day, we look towards recognizing those who served and sacrificed. Many poems are written about such things, such as Flander's Fields. Rarely are such thoughts set to music, and even more rare is such music on the radio. I remember hearing this song on a rock station a few years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since, expressing the emotions of the homefront of those sacrifices. The group's name is Caroline's Spine, and I've heard two versions of this song, called Sullivan, the released rock version and the acoustic version. I have both, but don't know how to get something like that to attach here. If you can find it to listen to, great. If you aren't able to, I've posted the lyrics to this song, for anyone that wishes to appreciate them for today. Thanks. Sullivan Lyrics By: jimmy newquist Lyrics: it's not hard to reach back to the day underneath that iowa sun running to the tower of waterloo looking for the Sullivan's train to come and his five boys would run to the top and salute him as he went by first we'd wave hello then we'd wave goodbye goodbye it's not hard to reach back to the days after the attack on pearl overnight my buddies turned into men running out of time for games and girls and the Sullivan boys were not overlooked the very next day they left on a mystery train say goodbye, Mrs. Sullivan and don't you cry "-We regret to inform you the Navy has taken your sons away-" all five... so put your blue stars in the window it's not hard to reach back to her smile when she'd recieve a letter and the letters they sounded generally the same said if they couldn't be home at least they were together on a mighty fighting battleship somewhere in the South Pacific the letters never got much more specific say goodbye, Mrs. Sullivan and don't you cry "-We regret to inform you the Navy is keeping your sons away-" all five... so keep your blue stars in the window it's not hard to reach back to the day when the war finally came home Uncle Sam'll send you a telegram so he doesn't have to tell you over the phone i heard she cracked up when they found out what the war had cost when all five of her boys were lost... say goodbye, Mrs. Sullivan go ahead and cry "-We regret to inform you that all your sons have passed away-" all five... so change your blue star to gold blue stars to gold
Link Posted: 11/11/2002 6:55:44 AM EDT
That song gives me chills every time I hear it.
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