Why Have We Treated Them This Way?

by David Ball

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The Veteran's Administration was the last straw for me; how about you? You'll love this song! (For CD's, please contact me.)

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When the children of this nation
Fight a war we recommend,
They do so with belief and confidence
That we will never forget them
And never betray
The sacrifice they make for us each day.

As they train for their positions
And put forth both life and limb –
The best an American can give!
For they believe we’ll remember
And never forsake
Those that fall or are injured for our sake.

So why have we treated them this way?
Withholding care that they need ‘till some have passed away.
Why have we treated them this way?
Ignored this one sacred duty and shamed the price they’ve paid!
Why have we treated them this way?

(Interlude)
(Why this way? Why have we treated them this way?)

As a nation that is caring
And concerned for those we send
Into harms way. Our care must both extend
To make them whole who have suffered,
Provide the best that we can give.
Our heroes must be honored, they must live!

With our Commander inattentive,
Congress too inept to act.
Our veterans have been left out on the brink.
They’re more concerned about elections
Than their duty, sworn to keep.
Our veterans pay the price. A nation weeps.

So why have we treated them this way?
Withholding care that they need ‘till some have passed away.
Why have we treated them this way?
Ignored this one sacred duty and shamed the price they’ve paid!
Why have we treated them this way?
Why have we treated them this way?
(c) Copyright 2014 David Ball at SongRegistration.com

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released September 8, 2014
Vocal: David E Ball
Female vocal: Susie Littlefield
Produced and Engineered by Dave Neitzke at DNA Digital Systems

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