Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
America's Eagle (A Soldier's Tale) (Country - Alternative, Folk)
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Lyrics
AMERICA's EAGLE
(A Soldier's Tale)
(STEVE DAFOE 2005)
(COPYRIGHTED)

CHORUS :

And the eagle lets out a scream
Cries out over another shattered dream
For soldiers who die
For someone's cause...
A noble cause
But the eagle lets out a scream
Tired of these shattered dreams
For the fathers and the son's
And all their little one's
It's for a noble call
For that, they'll fall...

Verse 1:

He remembers with misty eye's
Now so old and very frail
A great war...he didn't question why
The fighting fierce..there could be no fail
He prays to his God as his friends all die
Thinks of his wife and children
Amongst death and falling men
The second war to end all wars
And when it did his son was just ten


Verse 2:

Continues his story with trembling words
About his only boy and now a grandson
Worried 'bout them facing future enemy guns
About to be real with Vietnam

He prays to his God as his son dies
Thinks of his son's wife and child
Never a chance to say goodbye
When the blood dried where war had been
And when Saigon fell....his grandson was just ten

Verse 3:

His voice lowers ....his eye's die
Friends gone and his son now dead
Now a grandson off to war ...he questions why
But too weary to think, slumps on his bed
He prays to his God as his grandson dies
Thinks of his wife with no children
Senses the great grandson that should have been
Another war to end all wars
He just wants another grandchild just about ten
Play one more time with his son just 'bout ten...
Play one more time with his son just 'bout ten...

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Hard to write a good war related song.... but you did it!
Love to hear acoustic and vocal!
Nicely done.
Not a big fan of talking a verse... but this one worked.
Good story telling and emotion.
That's a 5* for me!!!

- Mike Lewis
Description
Short Song Description:
Three Generations affected by the horror of war

Genre: Country - Alternative, Folk

Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Sentimental/Ballad

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin)

Track type: Lyric - Full

Lyric themes: War, Sadness Depression, Patriotism, Storytelling

Keywords: acoustic, simple

Ending type: End Sustain

Bpm 42
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Hard to write a good war related song.... but you did it! Love to hear acoustic and vocal! Nicely done.
Not a big fan of talking a verse... but this one worked.
Good story telling and emotion.
That's a 5* for me!!! Not sure I'd change anything.
Reviewed by Mike Lewis ,Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: Shawn Byrne
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 2:57
Primary Genre: Country-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Armed Forces
Subject Matter 2: War
Mood 1: Troubled
Mood 2: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Byrds, The
Similar Artist 2: Leon Russell
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later