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Proud

Rob Lincoln
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[1992]
Lyrics & Music by Rob Lincoln

"Proud" was inspired after hearing two different widows of Persian Gulf War soldiers give nearly the same interview. It is sadly still relevent today. For those of you familiar with the version on the Lessick & Lincoln CD, this version may surprise you. (Steve Lessick contributed a line or two on this one)

Comments included: "Great anti-war song-maybe even more relevant today." "I checked out Proud. A very sad event in a widow's life. Most people don't know what to say and it's easier to not say anything. I would hate to be the lady, parents or the kids. No dad coming home.

"I caught the emotion sarcasm - keep a stiff upper lip, be proud. What he did for his country and king is to be commended, but I still cry at the needless, senseless loss of life and at the pain of a wife and child not having the man in their life anymore".
She's got the letter now,
She's in an interview
And she said her husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now

Checks coming in the mail
Expenses will be paid too
She's got a husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now

She said it had to be to keep them free
She said it was not in vain, he's in eternity
She said he would want her to say these things
Good soldiers sometimes die for God, country or king..

But the king is better now
He's got his country back and
She's got a husband made her proud
-Aint' she the lucky one now

Some people got to sacrifice for freedom, oil, or the status quo
And she's got a husband made her proud
-Aint' she the lucky one now

She said that all his life he wanted to fly
Couldn't wait to get up into the big blue sky..
He was so excited when he called just a few days ago
How strange it is he's here one day
And gone tomorrow..

But she's got the photos out
Got the ring on her finger
And she's got a husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now

Got a baby in her arms
Another sleeps inside her
And she's got a husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now

God you know he works so mysteriously
The pastor now tells them that his soul is truly free
And the people all go back to work now except some family
But everyone still talks about -his great personality

And she's got the letter now
She's in an interview
And she said her husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now

Checks coming in the mail
Expenses will be paid too
She's got a husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now
She's got a husband made her proud
Ain't she the lucky one now
She's got a husband made her proud
– She's a proud woman now

She's a proud woman now...

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/8/1 - 09:51



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