The Red & White

Julian Austin

 

Harvey McPhee was my father

Harvey served in World War Two

Just like him they were all young men

Lord knows they went through

I remember on Remembrance Day

Dad saluted those who fought and died

I canít imagine what he was thinking

When I saw the tears in my fathers eyes

 

This country these days it seems

Is not as proud as it should be

Do we care about our heroes anymore

Do we take the time to thank a soldier

For everything they do

Have we forgotten those brave souls who fought and died

For the Red and White

 

I knew a man who served in Korea

He came back a different man

He went over for this country

To fight in a foreign land

He took to pills and the bottle

To numb his nightmares and his pain

For everything they do

He went to war barely nineteen

Bob Archer was his name

 

This country these days it seems

Is not as proud as it used to be

Do we care about our heroís anymore

Do we take the time to thank a soldier

Have we forgotten those poor souls who fought and died

For the Red and White

 

Corporal Jamie Murphy

Just 26 from Newfoundland

Was days away from coming home

When he was killed in Afghanistan

He never had a hope in hell

Al-Qaida bomber took his life

So far away from his home on Green Route Road

That soldier died for the Red and White

 

This country sometimes

Make me so damn mad I could cry

Cause we never thank our heroís enough anymore

How many of us thank a soldier

For everything they do

We canít forget all those who serve who sacrifice

All for the Red and White

Lest we forget our heroís who fought and died

For the Red and White

For the Red and White