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 GG oct97
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