Remember (The Alamo)

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Performed by: Kem Anderson
Written by: Kem Anderson

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         Remember (The Alamo)

Fifth day of March, in 1836

In a place that they now call “San Antone”

The walls were crumbling, a battle was raging

The Mexican siege was nearly 13 days old

Of a mission the Spanish called “The Alamo”

 

An independence uprising was quickly organizing

Exactly where Santa Anna did not know

Colonel Travis stood defiant

As the Cannon’s answered his call

Their ammunition was running critically low

The reinforcements were moving too slow

 

Tell me, why does a man stand and fight for a cause?

For which he knows he surely must die

A love of freedom that lives deep in his heart

A courage that fills his mind

 

Jim Bowie drew close and David Crockett had joined

As Travis drew a line with his sword at their feet

"Men this is your chance to take your leave if you wish"

As for me, I'll never retreat

I'll stay and die before live with defeat

 

At sunrise the enemy charged,

Finally scaled the battered walls

The attack was too overpowering this time

The defenders fought valiantly with their muskets as clubs

By evening the hundred and 82 had died

While thousands laid lifeless outside

 

Tell me, why does a man stand and fight for a cause?

For which he knows he surely must die

A love of freedom that lives deep in his heart

A courage that fills his mind

 

The reinforcements arrived only hours too late

But generally Houston's army was quickly organized

The heroes had died, but a legend was born

Remember the Alamo became the soldiers’ battle cry

Remember the Alamo became the independence battle cry

 

               © Kem Anderson

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