I'm a Vietnam veteran. This is a song that I wrote as a tribute to veterans for Memorial Day.

Lyrics

V1
WHEN YOUR SOUL CRIES OUT IN THE LONG NIGHT
AND YOU DOUBT WHAT’S MEANT TO BE
AND YOU TAKE OTHER ARMS TO CONSOLE YOU
OH, MY DARLIN’ PLEASE REMEMBER ME

V2
AS THE CHILDREN GROW AND THOUGHTS OF ME
START TO FADE FROM MEMORY
SPEAK MY NAME IN PRAYER AND IN STORY
SO THEY ALWAYS WILL REMEMBER ME

C1
REMEMBER ME, THE FALLEN SOLDIER
WHO HAS DIED FOR YOUR RIGHT TO BE FREE
AND I WOULD DIE YET AGAIN FOR MY COUNTRY
ALL I ASK IS YOU REMEMBER ME

V3
WHEN THE OLD MEN SALUTE PARADES PASSING
WHILE THE CHILDREN RUN LAUGHING WITH GLEE
SOME MEN WILL SPEAK OF WAR’S GLORY
OH MY FRIENDS THEN PLEASE REMEMBER ME

REPEAT C1 OR:

C2
REMEMBER ME, THE FALLEN SOLDIER
DON’T BE BOUND TO REPEAT HISTORY
CARVE MY NAME IN STONE BOLD AND LASTING
SO YOU ALWAYS WILL REMEMBER ME

Copyright Dec 2009 Bill Rhoads