Winston Montgomery
Red, White and Blue

The Red, White And Blue
By W. Montgomery

Verse 1
You thought that you?d be a hero, my son
When you put down your football and picked up a gun
You gave up a lot when your nation called you
Cause you were raised to honor the red, white and blue

Verse 2
What boy doesn?t want to be a football star
Or to lead a charge in some storybook war
But in real life they?re trying to kill you
A good hearted soldier of the red, white and blue

Verse 3
No matter how strong is your jaw or your heart
A teaspoon of explosive can blow them apart
And even the slowest bullet can overtake you
Only in comics does Superman fight for the red, white and blue

Oh, the red white and blue is soiled today
Dragged through the sand dunes where we lost our way
No oil is worth what the country?s been through
Cause now the whole world despises the red, white and blue

Verse 4
In the end, the generals, to show he was brave
Gave him a medal to wear in his grave
It?s what the Pentagon likes best to do
And the ribbon on the metal was red, white and blue

Verse 5
On a hilltop in Afghanistan Pat Tillman lay dead
Even the staunchest patriot has to shake their head
Killed by frightened comrades out of his view
And the blood as it left him was red, white and blue

Lyrics Credits: Winston Montgomery
Music Credits: Winston Montgomery
Performance Credits: Winston Montgomery
Song Length: 4:04
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal