Keepers of the Flame

December 28, 2011 at 20:44

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Keepers of the Flame

Verse 1
Let’s carry the torch of freedom, that lights the American way,
So when we face tomorrow, we’ll know that we are free;
Let’s keep the flame of freedom growing brighter every day,
Because we are the keepers, the keepers of the flame.

Verse 2
If the torch grows cold and empty, can we light the flame again?
Let’s teach our young Americans, the battle must be won.
What will be their future, so they can pass the torch again,
So they can be the keepers, the keepers of the flame?

Chorus
We are the keepers, keepers of the flame,
Can we pass the torch tomorrow, and will they know what it means?
Will they know it’s “We the People” – guardians of this land?
We are the keepers, the keepers of the flame.

Verse 3
Without the Constitution, and The Bill of Rights,
We can’t preserve our freedom, we could even lose the fight.
For every generation, let’s pass the torch along,
So they can have their freedom, and be the keepers of the flame.

Verse 4
Remember we’re America, the home of the brave,
We hold the torch of freedom, and united we must stand.
Now the flame is burning brighter, I can see it once again,
Please help us God forever, to be the keepers of the flame.

Chorus
We are the keepers, keepers of the flame,
Can we pass the torch tomorrow, and will they know what it means?
Will they know it’s “We the People”- guardians of this land?
Oh…. We are the keepers, the keepers of the flame
We are the keepers, the keepers of the flame
We are the keepers, the keepers of the flame

Music by: Russ Marsh
Lyrics by: Russ Marsh
© Copyright by Russ Marsh 2010

Why I wrote the Song:

Keepers of the Flame” was an inspired song. I was reading a few articles commenting about our Constitution when the words “Keep”, “Torch” and “Flame” caught my attention. I looked up the meanings of these words and this was what I found:
Flame: An intense feeling or emotion, a flame of passion/anger/desire/hope.
Torch: A source of guidance or enlightenment…..The torch is a common emblem of both enlightenment and hope. Thus the Statue of Liberty, actually “Liberty Enlightening the World”, lifts up her torch. A torch held up symbolizes life, truth and the regenerative power of flame.
Keep: To hold or maintain something in your possession…..To fulfill a promise or other verbal commitment…Permanently or Forever…..To Continue despite difficulty or adversity…..
Keeper or Keepers: To follow a particular course or direction….Something that is worth keeping…Someone or something valuable and worth keeping…Something that you feel has value and should be kept….

Being inspired by those words, I felt that being Keepers, we are therefore Guardians of this Land.
This was when I penned the words and music to this song.


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