Michael Braunfeld

Over There

03:31
Michael Braunfeld
2015
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

I learned to walk you weren't here

I learned to talk you weren't here

I learned to read I learned to write

I learned to bleed I learned to fight

You weren't here

You were over there

 

Changing diapers you weren't here

Changing schools you weren't here

Changing seasons changing times

Changing hearts and changing minds

You weren't here

You were over there

 

Dodging bullets in the sand

Of some far-off distant land

On the outskirts of an ancient city

Trying to avoid the IEDs

Until one day they say

Your luck ran out

 

Money was tight you weren't here

The mortgage was due you weren't here

They tried to take away our car

They did not care who you are

You weren't here

You were over there

 

That telephone call you weren't here

A hospital hallway you weren't here

We prayed to Jesus Grandpa was dying

Mama was hugging her knees and crying

You weren't here

You were over there

 

Dodging bullets in the sand

Of some far-off distant land

On the outskirts of an ancient city

Trying to avoid the IEDs

Until one day they say

Your luck ran out

 

A playground bully picked on Katie

So I did what Mama taught me

Seven stitches in my chin

But you should have seen that kid

You weren't here

You were over there

 

Whether it's a sandbox in the park

Or a desert in the dark

Those that know wrong from right

Still have bullies left to fight

You weren't here

You were over there

 

But I am not angry anymore

Because I know what you died for

I know why you were not here

So we could live free without fear

But how I missed you so

When you were over there

 

How I miss you so

Now that you're up there

 

Flying through the clouds so high

You and Grandpa reunite

On the golden streets of an ancient city

You're watching over me and Katie

And I know your love for me

It won't run out

 

I know one day I'll see you again