- Words and music by Rickey Lashley
- Dedicated to Captain Mark Quame
- Bill Masino Ė Lead vocal
- Kathleen Mullaly Masino - Harmony vocal
- Randy Adams - Acoustic Guitar
- Paul Vnuk Jr. Ė Musicbox
- Introduction notes by Rickey Lashley
- "Soldier's child is a lullaby,
though as it was being written it became a sad little lullaby indeed.
While writing the melody I noticed a martial quality to the beat and
tempo and, so, I began to think of soldiers and parades and of how
children love to watch them marching on their way to some adventure.
But, as the song evolved, I realized that not every child who watched
his or her father march away to war would receive the joy of reunion.
Some children , like so many soldiers, are expected to be brave in the
face of death. If they do not have their own statue they most
certainly, must have their own song."
- Listen to them now, Donít you hear them now,
- Canít you hear them now, with me.
- Marching up the road, up the dusty road,
- Marching up the road, youíll see.
- Iíll be home again one day.. his father said.
- Though I travel such a long ways away.
- Far across the icy sea, Iíll fight to keep us free.
- Iíll fight for you and me.
- Heíll be home again one day.. his mother said.
- Though heís traveled such a long ways away.
- Far across the icy sea, he fights to keep us free.
- He fights for you and me.
- 3. Heís no coming home with us
today.. his sergeant said.
- Though heís
traveled such a long ways away.
- Far across
the icy sea, he fought to keep us free.
- He died for
you and me.
Rickey Lashley is a great guy and a good friend. He has been
writing songs since his teens. He started with a Folk-Rock feel and
has now evolved into what he describes as the "Cat Stevens" of