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The Children​’​s Brigade

from A Thing So Real by Sandy Cash

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How brave my brothers
How righteous our cause
How sweet the war snatched from
The peacemaker’s jaws
In the children’s brigade ahead of them all
We march to the dangerous beat
Of our countrymen’s call

And the fight makes us strong
And it conquers our fears
Redefining us more than
Our ten or twelve years
And the loss of our mission
Would leave us undone
Our battle a birthright passed down
From father to son

Drink while you may from the fountain of youth
An eye for an eye and a heart for the truth

How dazzling our fallen, how fabled their names
How they beckon us forward to join in the game
We are knights of the newscast
The lords of the land
As chiseled and hard as the rocks
In the palms of our hands

And our teachers prepare us
And our parents consent
And our leaders make sure
All the money’s well spent
In the eyes of our people to brighten the blaze
A fire that burns to the soul
Of the children they raise

Drink if you dare from the fountain of youth
A eye for an eye and a life for the truth
And who will repay the loss of our youth?


from A Thing So Real, released January 11, 2003
by Sandy Cash © 2003 Bud-Man Music (BMI)


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Sandy Cash Israel

From the Midwest to the Middle East, American-born singer-songwriter Sandy Cash is a musical storyteller whose thoughtful – and theatrical – performance style is rooted in the songs on which she grew up back in her native Detroit.

Sandy draws on history and present-day politics, while exploring themes such as the sustaining love of family, a commitment to community, and a healthy sense of humor.
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