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Lyr Add: 50,000 Names (Jamie O'Hara) (5) 50,000 Names 14 Jan 00


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50,000 NAMES
(Words and music by Jamie O'Hara)


There's Teddy Bears and High School rings
And old photographs that Mama's bring
And Daddies with their young boys playing ball
There's combat boots - he used to wear
When he was sent over there
And there's 50,000 Names carved in the Wall.


There's cigarettes and cans of beer
And notes that say: "I miss you, dear."
And children who don't say anything at all
There's Purple Hearts and packs of gum
Fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
And there's 50,000 Names carved in the Wall.


They come from all across this land
In pick-up trucks and mini-vans
Searchin' for a boy from long a go
They scan the Wall and find his name
Teardrops fall like pouring rain
And silently they leave their gift and go.


There's Stars of David and Rosary Beads
And Crucifixion Figurines
And flowers of all colors, large and small
There's a Boy Scout Badge and a Merit Pin
Little American flags wavin' in the wind
And there's 50,000 Names carved in the Wall.


There's 50,000 Names carved in the Wall.


Copyright Jamie O'Hara
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