About the day my country died, the day the U.S. Senate deserted democracy, February 5, 2020.


The Day My Country Died
© 2020 Bob Ballard

Verse 1
I didn’t think that it could happen
At least not in this way
I thought they’d be an answer
Some enemy to slay
Instead I saw a sickness
An absence of the heart
A bunch of frightened actors
Selling us their parts
A cavalcade of cowards
The calvary’s too late
The anger of this moment
Glistens with their hate

I said I wouldn’t watch
I said I wouldn’t cry
I said I wouldn’t’ see
The day my country died
I said it couldn’t happen
The walls were way too high
I didn’t see no heroes
The day my country died

Verse 2
I stepped upon the polished stone
And looked up to the sky
The sparkling white rotunda
Was heaven in my eyes
The hallowed halls of power
The rows of empty chairs
The quiet of their cruelty
Is too loud for me to bear

Verse 3
Silencing our voices
Tragedies of truth
Have left us with this chaos
Lonely and confused
Can we resurrect our country
Can we find a better day
Will we fight again for freedom
Or watch it slip away