When Heroes Fall

When Heroes Fall

Verse I

My Grandpa was the man who taught me right from wrong

How to treat a woman, and what our flag stood for

The day we laid him in the ground ‘neath the old oak tree

My Daddy stood there by my side and he said to me

Chorus

When heroes fall, it’s okay to cry

It’s all right to show the hurt you feel inside, when someone you love dies

Time marches on, no sorrow lasts too long

For when a life leaves this place, a new one comes, to take on the next race

In the light of change we all learn to stand tall

And so the world goes on when heroes fall

Verse II

My best friend Ty was only thirty-five when he was told

He only had a few more months, he never would grow old

I worried ‘bout his wife and kids and then thought of my own

And my Daddy’s words returned to mind from long ago

Chorus

When heroes fall, it’s okay to cry

It’s all right to show the hurt you feel inside, when someone you love dies

Time marches on, no sorrow lasts too long

For when a life leaves this place, a new one comes, to take on the next race

In the light of change we all learn to stand tall

And so the world goes on when heroes fall

Verse III

I never got the chance to tell my sons goodbye

But their momma’s hand was holding mine the night I died

I wrote the words down that my Daddy shared with me

And I asked her to pass them on so they could see

Chorus

When heroes fall, it’s okay to cry

It’s all right to show the hurt you feel inside, when someone you love dies

Time marches on, no sorrow lasts too long

For when a life leaves this place, a new one comes, to take on the next race

In the light of change we all learn to stand tall

And so the world goes on when heroes fall

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