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Song Description

"To Those Who Came Before Us" honors those in everyone's lives and personal histories whose hard work, achievements and sacrifices precede us and inspire daily efforts to attain our aspirations. For Jim, these include his parents - Athanasios and Caryl Papoulis. For Mike, it's Sam and Lucille Greenly. The song was also conceived to honor the bravery of military men and women who are faced with the uncertainty and danger of representing their nation with loyalty, courage and potential sacrifice. The songwriters are inspired by a remarkable organization, The Independence Fund, which works to move severely injured American military veterans toward greater independent mobility.

Story Behind the Song

The genres offered by broadjam are too limited. This is a CHORAL song. I wrote it as an expression of my support for (genuine) war hero, Dr. Richard Jadick, the American Naval surgeon who was awarded the Bronze Star with "Combat V" device for heroic valor in January 2006 -- and his Volunteer organization, The Independence Fund, helping wounded/disabled Vets.

Lyrics

TO THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US
• Lyrics: Mike Greenly - Music: Jim Papoulis
• Partners with the Independence Fund for our wounded/disabled Vets

Chorus

To those who came before us
To all who led the way
May the memories we hold
Give us wisdom for today

To those who came before us
We can still hear your voice
The echoes of your stories
are living on in me

Verse

Think about the world they knew
Long ago the times they lived in
From a different start than yours or mine

Looking back on yesterday
They brought us now to where we are
From the lives that they were leading
Comes the truth we know today

Chorus

To those who came before us
To all who led the way
May the memories we hold
Give us wisdom for today

To those who came before us
We can still hear your voice
The echoes of your stories
are living on in me




Bridge

We will always remember
Those who came before us
Living on within our hearts

Close

To those who came before us
To all who led the way
May the memories we hold
Give us wisdom for today

To those who came before us
We can still hear your voice
The echoes of your stories
are living on in me

To those who came before us
To those who came before us
To those who came before us
We remember

Song Length
3:17
Genre
Pop - General
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mike Greenly
Music Credits Jim Papoulis
Producer Credits Jim Papoulis
Publisher Credits Mike Greenly Marketing Inc. AND Vital Records Publishing
Performance Credits feat. Rick Cowling
Label Credits Vital Records