Lin Sexton

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Song Description

A tribute to the ordinary men and women who have fought to keep our country free

Story Behind the Song

Written in response to Gulf War One in 1991, the song was performed on military bases, at concerts and fairs to crowds who immediately sang along, often shedding tears. During Iraq war, an additional lyric was added to reflect the gratefulness of our proud nation, and the people dancing in the streets of Iraq.

Lyrics

They said good-bye to all they knew,
And joined ranks with the chosen few -
Marching together with their colors high
Willing to pay the price for victory -
And somehow, in my heart I know
There's an unspoken debt I owe
To these who fought to make my country free,
To these who spilled their blood for liberty!

Somebody brave
Somebody ordinary
Somebody gave
A precious gift to me
When he was willing to leave
Willing to fight
For what he believed
Would turn wrong to right
I thank God
For somebody brave.

He took a chance and made a choice
For freedom's dance and freedom's voice
At Lexington and at Valley Forge
In Flander's Fields and at Corregidor
At Pork Chop Hill and in Saigon
From darknest night to brightest dawn -
Basra to Baghdad we heard their sound,
Courageously our heroes stood their ground!

Somebody brave
Somebody ordinary
Somebody gave
A precious gift to me
When he was willing to leave
Willing to fight
For what he believed
Would turn wrong to right
I thank God
For somebody brave --

Somebody ordinary
Somebody gave
A precious gift to me
When he was willing to leave
Willing to fight
For what he believed
Would turn wrong to right
I thank God
For somebody brave
Somebody brave
Somebody brave
Somebody brave!

Song Length
4:38
Genre
Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Moving, Gracious

Subject Matter
Prayer, Judgement

Similar Artists
Reba Mcentire, Leann Rimes
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Lin Sexton
Music Credits Lin Sexton and Tom Payne
Producer Credits Michael Kopulos
Performance Credits Pam Costin