A powerful song of freedom and loss, the day we failed to impeach the President


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
Hatred in their hearts

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 to bear


Verse 3
Silencing our voices
Tragedy is truth
Blinded in this chaos
Broken and confused
Can we resurrect our country
Can we find a better way
Will we fight again for freedom
Or watch it slip away

Chorus (2x)