A Nation Rocked to Sleep

By Carly Sheehan

Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

The torrential rains of a motherís weeping will never be done.

They call him a hero, you should be glad that heís one, but

Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

 

Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries?

He must be brave because his boy died for another manís lies.

The only grief he allows himself are long, deep sighs.

Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries?

 

Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brotherís grave?

They say that he died so that the flag will continue to wave.

But I believe he died because they had oil to save.

Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brotherís grave?

 

Have you ever heard the sound of a nation being rocked to sleep?

The leaders want to keep you numb so the pain wonít be so deep,

But if we the people let them continue, another mother will weep.

Have you ever heard the sound of a nation being rocked to sleep?