Hero - Yellowfly
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Hero

 

I wrote this a few months after 9/11 for two great men and great friends, Captain William (Billy) Burke, and Dave Fontana. Capt. William F. Burke Jr. had just led people to safety out of Tower Two of the World Trade Center. He told the firefighter with him to leave and then went back into the building to look for more civilians. Seconds later, the tower collapsed. Google their names to get their amazing stories.

Hero

It’s been a while since that day

I’ll never forget that feeling when I heard your name

Yet somehow I knew it all along

You’re gone, you’re gone

 

Got your voice inside my head

All those silly jokes are trying to make me smile

But they cannot fill the void

That’s in me, in me

 

There, under the sun

Sand on your feet

You said it was your heaven

There, by the ocean

Is where I will run

To find you in your heaven

 

I close my swollen eyes

And your face is there, reassuring me

Damn, you never think of yourself

But don’t go, no don’t go

 

There, under the sun

Sand on your feet

You said it was your heaven

There, by the ocean

Is where I will run

To find you in your heaven

 

I watched as the towers fell

And breathed the bitter taste of hell

And you were there, you were there

More concerned with another’s life

You gave one final sacrifice

You’re my hero

My hero

 

I bet you never realized

How you touched so many, oh so many lives

And you’ll live in all of us

Always, always

 

There, under the sun

Sand on your feet

You said it was your heaven

There, by the ocean

Is where we will run

To find you in your heaven

 

There, under the sun

Sand on my feet

Is where I’ll always find you