Bob Elledge

Bob Elledge

 La Mesa, California, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

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Crawford

Written By: Robert A. Elledge

CRAWFORD (Casey’s Song)
C. Aug., 20, 2005/Robert A. Elledge/All Rights Reserved

She’s a mother who lost her son,
in a war that can't be won
Can’t get answers that she seeks, cause our leader to her won’t speak
One of many throughout our land, whose life's been changed by this foolish man
Many soldiers who've yet to die, and more mothers will question why
Many mothers who’ll question why

A simple question is all she asked: Why'd her son die on desert sands?
Loved his country and went to war, and she asked now what he die for?
All she wonders what’d he die for?

Was a soldier who left one day, hardly old enough to be away
Did his duty was in Iraq, still his death came as quite a shock
So his mother camped by the road, hundreds went there to share her load
People joined her outside the ranch, all they said was give peace a chance
All they said was give peace a chance

A simple question is all she asked: Why'd her son die on desert sands?
Loved his country and went to war, and she asked now what’d he die for?
All she wonders what’d he die for?

Many voices raised as one in the memory of her own son
Says she'll stay on until she hears, why it happened with her own ears
She’s a mother who lost her son, and she grieves now for what we've done
Wasn't the first won't be the last, cause we don't learn from our own past
Cause we don't learn from our own past

A simple question is all she asked: Why'd her son die on desert sands?
Loved his country and went to war, and she asked now what’d he die for?
All she wonders what’d he die for?

There's a mother who lost her son, in a war that can't be won
There's a mother who lost her son, in a war that can't be won
There's a mother who lost her son, in a war that can't be won
There's a mother who lost her son, in a war

The Wall

Written By: Robert A. Elledge

THE WALL
c. Robert A. Elledge / All Rights Reserved

They all fought for their country with such pride
Followed their orders and they died
What they did not know, the truth has since been told
That so many of the reasons were just lies

And they all took their places on the Wall
Filling so many spaces on the Wall
Now so many different faces, gather at the Wall
And they pray there'll never be another Wall

It was something we now all regret
And the killing hasn't stopped although we left
How many more will die, and will their mothers cry
Or will they simply bury and forget?

And they all took their places on the Wall
Filling so many spaces on the Wall
Now so many different faces, gather at the Wall
And they pray there'll never be another Wall

Now we fight again in desert sands
Cause the first time didn't go the way they planned
As we watch brave men fall answering Dubya's call
Lets end this horror any way we can

Cause there's too many faces at the Wall
Watching too many spaces on the Wall
They come from so many places to gather at the Wall
And they to pray we'll never see another wall

They came from so many places to the wall
Filling so many spaces on the Wall
Now so many different faces, gather at the Wall
And they pray we’ll never see another Wall

The Wall

Written By: Robert A. Elledge

THE WALL
c. Robert A. Elledge / All Rights Reserved

They all fought for their country with such pride
Followed their orders and they died
What they did not know, the truth has since been told
That so many of the reasons were just lies

And they all took their places on the Wall
Filling so many spaces on the Wall
Now so many different faces, gather at the Wall
And they pray there'll never be another Wall

It was something we now all regret
And the killing hasn't stopped although we left
How many more will die, and will their mothers cry
Or will they simply bury and forget?

And they all took their places on the Wall
Filling so many spaces on the Wall
Now so many different faces, gather at the Wall
And they pray there'll never be another Wall

Now we fight again in desert sands
Cause the first time didn't go the way they planned
As we watch brave men fall answering Dubya's call
Lets end this horror any way we can

Cause there's too many faces at the Wall
Watching too many spaces on the Wall
They come from so many places to gather at the Wall
And they to pray we'll never see another wall

They came from so many places to the wall
Filling so many spaces on the Wall
Now so many different faces, gather at the Wall
And they pray we’ll never see another Wall