We Said We’d Never Forget

Author: Edwin Duarte

Artist: Hilary Cervantes
Artist: Hilary Cervantes
We all remember where we were
When the planes hit, and the buildings fell
We said we’d never forget

We all saw the second plane smash and hit the second tower
A few brave men ran up inside to help those they could find 
We all saw the images of falling men
We said we’d never forget

When the buildings burned and burned then finally fell
We had to come together and lend a helping hand
But one percent did more than lend a helping hand 
They raised their right hand and took an oath
We said we’d never forget

The next day our flag was flying proud
We all came together and were all very loud
We are free because of the brave 
We said we’d never forget

We all wanted justice, so Uncle Sam got his troops ready
And did what they do best
We sent them on planes of our own to knock their buildings down
We said we’d never forget 

We sent young, we sent old but all of them, were very bold 
They chased the bad men down and made them all pay
For what they did to us on that day, what did we say
We said we’d never forget

We saw the news 
We saw the raids, we saw the
Wreckage that our troops were dropping
In the name of justice and those we lost on that day
We said we’d never forget

We few, the proud 
Went in shooting, sometimes missing
We heard the hissing and hoped we did right
There to fight for justice
We said we’d never forget

When our country grew tired 
We started to blame our brave and bold
Then our people started to care again, but not for us, for them
We said we’d never forget

Where did the time go?
Where did all our patriotic spirit go? 
We lost it when we decided that our brave and bold
Were less important than those who are not even us
We said we’d never forget

Now our brave and bold
Have grown broken and old    
Some thanks are given but not required
We said we’d never forget

We see them in the streets sometimes
We see them as getting sick and dying
Sometimes twenty-two a day
We said we’d never forget…we forgot