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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