LUCIANN GILL NADEAU AND DAVE THOMAS

Story

 

A New Cry For Freedom

 

VERSE: THE RIVER RISES HIGH SPILLING OVER

WITH ALL THE TEARS WE’VE SHED

RUSH’S DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE VALLEYS

WITH HEAVY HEARTS WE BOW OUR HEADS

BURNING BUILDING’S TWISTED METAL DISBELIEF AND FEAR

NO TIME FOR GOODBYES

THE WORLD WE’VE KNOWN CHANGED FOREVER

THE DAY THE EAGLE FLEW WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES

 

CHORUS:  NOW THERE’S A NEW CRY FOR FREEDOM

AND OUR FLAG FLIES HIGH ONCE MORE

SIDE BY SIDE HAND IN HAND ALL ACROSS THIS LAND

FROM SHORE TO SHORE

WE’RE SINGING GOD BLESS AMERICA

EVEN STRONGER THAN BEFORE

AND PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE OLD RED WHITE AND BLUE

AND THE EAGLE SOARS

 

VERSE:OUR HEARTS  FILLED WITH SO MUCH SORROW

THERE'S NO WAY TO UNDERSTAND

SO WE SAY A PRAYER FOR THE LIVES LOST THERE

AS WE REACH OUT OUR HELPING HANDS

WE MUST FACE THE FACE OF EVIL

WE MUST SEE THROUGH ITS DISGUISE

SO WE ENTER THE FIGHT WITH ALL OF OUR MIGHT

AND THE EAGLE FLIES

                               

CHORUS: NOW THERE’S A NEW CRY FOR FREEDOM

AND OUR FLAG FLIES HIGH ONCE MORE

SIDE BY SIDE HAND IN HAND

EVERY WOMEN CHILD AND MAN

FROM SHORE TO SHORE

WE’RE SINGING GOD BLESS AMERICA

EVEN STRONGER THAN BEFORE

AND PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE OLD RED, WHITE AND BLUE

AND THE EAGLE SOARS

 

BRIDGE: SPREAD YOUR WINGS PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN

EVERY MAN AND WOMAN, EVERY BOY AND GIRL

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD

 

CHORUS: THERE’S A NEW CRY FOR FREEDOM

AND OUR FLAG FLIES HIGH ONCE MORE

SIDE BY SIDE HAND IN HAND ALL ACROSS THIS LAND

FROM SHORE TO SHORE

WE’RE SINGING GOD BLESS AMERICA

EVEN STRONGER THAN BEFORE

AND PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE OLD RED, WHITE AND BLUE

AND THE EAGLE SOARS..............................

Lyrics

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 What caused this song to be

 THE SHORT ANSWER * * * SEPTEMBER NINTH 2001

 

IN DEPTH FROM THIS WRITERS OF VIEW

  

On September 11,2001, the phone rang and the caller said,planes are flying into the World Trade Center Building,shocked and horrified as the rest of the nation we could not grasp or fathom that anybody would actually fly planes into any building, anywhere in the world on purpose.

 What kind of deranged monster could actually do something as destructive and unspeakable to anyone, anywhere? It was more than we could comprehend. As a nation, we were glued to our televisions all day and all night, as we watched this unthinkable act of destruction take place in front of our eyes to our fellow Americans, to the country that does so much for so many world wide. We talked, many wept, all day long back-and-forth on the telephone, we consoled each other with words that could not begin to alleviate the pain in our minds and hearts as we became aware of the fact that this was no accident.This was in fact a premeditated act of violence toward our country,our people and all of those who were in and around the Twin Towers that fateful day.

 Americans, indeed people, worldwide quickly became aware of the fact that this was an act of terrorism from people with a kind of belief system  that makes it acceptable in their minds to carry out this kind of terror on another human. Regardless of what one may think of other countries life styles, politics, or religion etc. What kind of unspeakable deviants could attack innocent people,who simply got up that morning went to work,to earn their paychecks, to care for their families and loved ones.

 Humans react in a variety of ways when presented with horror such as 9-11-2001.For some,our self preservation instinct takes over, while others dive into the bottle,many reach out and gather their families and loved ones close, some pick up weapons determined to get their “pound of flesh.” My songwriting partner Dave Thomas and I picked-up pen and paper and started writing. With the first lines we acknowledge our pain and sorrow “The river rises high spilling over, with all the tears we’ve shed” and finally into the chorus that is truly America "Now there’s "A NEW CRY FOR FREEDOM". As we wrote and re-wrote, we once again realized that we Americans climb up out of deep despair time and time again.

We always have and we always will.

 

 

We are Americans

Luciann Gill Nadeau and Dave Thomas

 God Bless America