Deeper Family
By John Flynn

Some blood is deep and shared by birth
Some blood and tears are spilled on earth
By those who serve and come to be
Part of a deeper family

Some of them never made it home
In jungles died to save their own
Their names engraved in memory
Of kin and deeper family

CHORUS:
Our country stands on razorís edge
May we now turn to those who pledged
Their lives not to a government
But to a flag and what it meant

To stand and answer dutyís call
Remaining brothers sisters all
For now and always they shall see
Themselves as deeper family

CHORUS:
Our country stands on razorís edge
May we now learn from those who pledged
Their lives not to a government
But to a flag and what it meant

What would not heal they chose to bear
With strength to feel and heart to share
A love so fierce and pride to be
Part of a deeper family

Their sacred gift lest we forget
Has charged us with a solemn debt
To bind our nationís wounds that we
May build a deeper family

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