I Wouldn't Be Here by Jason Matthews

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I WOULDN’T BE HERE

my grand-daddy’s grand-daddy got on a boat
with nothing but his winter coat
and the promise of a better life

he was seasick for 7 weeks
livin on bread that wasn’t fit to eat
with 200 other people packed in tight

he risked everything to get there

CHORUS:

And I wouldn’t be here
And I wouldn’t be free
If he hadn’t paid the price with the sacrifice he made for me
thank god he dared, thank god he dreamed
If he hadn’t had more faith than fear
I wouldn’t be here

my grand-daddy stormed off a boat
dodging bullets on the Normandy coast
with a picture of his wife in his cigarette pack

fought his way up a sandy hill
with the devil nipping at his heels
it looked like all the cards were stacked

He lost a leg and some buddies back there

CHORUS:
And I wouldn’t be here
And I wouldn’t be free
If he hadn’t paid the price with the sacrifice he made for me
thank god he dared, thank god he dreamed
If he hadn’t had more faith than fear
I wouldn’t be here

I want to live right now
in a way that’s gonna make them proud

CHORUS

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