J.D. Danner

J.D. Danner

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Country - Rock | Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,142   
Member Since: 2003
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Plays:

7

Song Description

There is something special and unique about this project... These songs were inspired by the real life wartime journals of two American soldiers. Fallen soldier U.S. Army Spc. Michael Lane Stansbery, Jr. and U.S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran Tom Whelan. The songs take the listener from the homefront to the frontline to coming home. The title track, "Hometown Hero" was written to honor the memory of 21 year old, U.S. Army Spc. Michael Lane Stansbery, Jr. He was killed while serving his country in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He died of injuries from an improvised explosive device. Michael was the nephew of the founder of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. J.D. in an honorary board member of this non-profit organization which sends care packages to our troops overseas. This CD is a tribute to Michael's memory and a thank you to all of our troops.

Story Behind the Song

There is something special and unique about this project... These songs were inspired by the real life wartime journals of two American soldiers. Fallen soldier U.S. Army Spc. Michael Lane Stansbery, Jr. and U.S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran Tom Whelan. The songs take the listener from the homefront to the frontline to coming home. The title track, "Hometown Hero" was written to honor the memory of 21 year old, U.S. Army Spc. Michael Lane Stansbery, Jr. He was killed while serving his country in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He died of injuries from an improvised explosive device. Michael was the nephew of the founder of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. J.D. in an honorary board member of this non-profit organization which sends care packages to our troops overseas. This CD is a tribute to Michael's memory and a thank you to all of our troops.

Lyrics

"THE STARS AND THE STRIPES"

(Verse 1)
FIRST CLASS PRIVATE JONES JUST READ A LETTER FROM HOME
HIS BABY GIRL FINALLY GOT HER FIRST TOOTH
HIS LITTLE BOY HAD HIS FIRST FIGHT AT SCHOOL
AND THE RAIN LEAKED AGAIN RIGHT THROUGH THEIR ROOF

HIS WIFE'S HANGING IN LIKE A HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMP
SHE'S THE REASON HE'S MADE IT THIS FAR
HE HOLDS ON TO THE CROSS SHE HUNG ON HIS NECK
AS HE PRAYS FOR HIS LIFE UNDER THE STARS

(Chorus)
HEY SAYS
LORD PLEASE LET ME AND MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
GET THROUGH THIS HELL ONE MORE NIGHT
WE'LL WAKE UP TOMORROW AND WALK THROUGH THE SORROW
AND FIGHT AGAIN FOR THE STARS AND THE STRIPES

(Verse 2)
BORN INTO A FAMILY OF GOD FEARING SOLDIERS
THE FLAG AND OUR FREEDOM RUN DEEP IN HIS VEINS
HIS DADDY AND GRANDPA ARE BOTH FALLEN HEROES
THEY LAY SIDE BY SIDE IN A VETERAN'S GRAVE


(Chorus)
AND HE PRAYS
LORD PLEASE LET ME AND MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
GET THROUGH THIS HELL ONE MORE NIGHT
WE'LL WAKE UP TOMORROW AND WALK THROUGH THE SORROW
AND FIGHT FOR THE STARS AND THE STRIPES

(Verse 3)
FOUR YEARS HAVE GONE BY, CAPTAIN JONES HAS GONE HOME
WITH DEEP SCARS AND MEMORIES BURNED INTO HIS MIND
AS HE STEPS OFF THE PLANE, HE REMEMBERS THE NAMES
OF ALL THE SOLDIERS, ALL OF THE SOLDIERS
THAT HE LEFT BEHIND

(Chorus)
AND HE PRAYS
LORD PLEASE HELP ALL OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
GET THROUGH THAT HELL ONE MORE NIGHT
THEY'LL WAKE UP TOMORROW AND WALK THROUGH THE SORROW
AND FIGHT AGAIN FOR THE STARS AND THE STRIPES

Song Length
4:12
Genres
Country - Rock, Country - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Patriotic, War

Similar Artists
Miranda Lambert, Melissa Etheridge
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits J.D. Danner & Keith Ridenour
Music Credits J.D. Danner & Keith Ridenour
Producer Credits James "Bubba" Hudson
Publisher Credits J.D. Danner/1 More Voice Music
Performance Credits J.D. Danner
Label Credits Indie