"Have You Forgotten?" as written by and Wynn/worley Varble....
I hear people saying we don't need this war
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start your preaching
Let me ask you this my friend

Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten

They took all the footage off my TV
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it everyday
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for

Have you forgotten all the people killed
Some went down like heros in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon
All the loved ones that we lost
And those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten

Have you forgotten
Have you forgotten


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"Have You Forgotten?" as written by Darryl Worley Wynn Varble

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    General CommentThis song is to all the crazy liberals out there against the War on Terror and War In Iraq. If we don't take a stand against these terrorists, then who will? France? Germany? Russia? Hell, no! All of these nations are in bed with the enemy, somehow or another. It is our duty to protect liberty and freedom and destroy those who threaten it. So shut the hell up and show some support for your country and the men and women defending it! Bush may be an idiot, but at least he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.
    gmaniac6899on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto every person who believes that 9/11 was done by our government...you are the most retarded people on the face of this earth and dont deserve to live. This is prolly one of the most powerfully written songs ive ever heard in my life...the lyrics are amazing.
    UnholySoldieron September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey, uh, venushalley, when was the last time you turned on your TV and actually watched the news? Because you are obviously not up on your current events. You've got some gall insinuating that I don't know what liberty or freedom mean. Unlike you left wing lunatics, I support our men and women overseas and have family and close friends who have or currently are serving abroad. This song is dedicated to the folks who died in the tragic events on 9/11 and the people like you who are quick to forget the victims, not to mention the freedom fighters who are dying every day to protect us here on the homefront. Oh, and before you go making an more assumptions, GManiac6899 is a tribute to my ownership of General Motors vehicles, including my '68 Pontiac Lemans 350 coupe, '99 Oldsmobile Alero, '04 Chevy Silverado and '04 Pontiac GTO. I thank the Lord every day to be a Southerner who knows right from wrong. So unless you have the facts straight you'd do best to keep your commentary to yourself. You look like less of an ass that way. God Bless America and God Bless the South!
    gmaniac6899on November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot only do i support the comments made by gmaniac6899 (except im a bow tie guy) but also this song brings 2 sayings to mind...

    1st...liberalism is a mental disorder...

    2nd...stand behind our troops, or stand in front of them!

    God Bless
    joshs1ofakindxjon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti also think this is a very powerful song and its most touching part is here-

    Have you forgotten all the people killed
    Yeah, some went down like heroes
    In that Pennsylvania field

    i've stood in that field in somerset which isnt too far from me i've felt the power there and seen the tribute people have made to those people that died and it takes me back to there.
    joshs1ofakindxjon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno comments on this? oh, right... 9/11 never happened, it's a gov't conspiracy with the jews and israelis... blah..

    All sarcasm aside, it's a great song, imho.
    bmar1201on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't really like this song and i don't agree with a lot of people on here. First, this song seems to be talking about the current war, which is in iraq and has absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. I am against pointless wars, i can understand going after Bin Laden because he terrorized our country, but going to Iraq was really pointless.
    And second, i find this quote from gmaniac6899 totally offensive; "Unlike you left wing lunatics, I support our men and women overseas and have family and close friends who have or currently are serving abroad." Now i consider myself pretty left wing, but most left wing people i know including myself, support the troops, but not the war, there's a difference. My dad went to Iraq for a year so i know how it feels to have someone over there. So please don't go around saying all left wingers are ignorant un-americans.
    The_Spaz13on April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo whom ever made the comment about the Left wing lunatics... I'm currently a DEP in the army going in as a Combat Medic and I swing left on the political spectrum. I also find that comment offensive.
    JoeyFreakingRomanton October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOOHRAH!

    Song meaning: Why we kicked ass in Afghanistan, why we're currently kicking ass in Iraq, and why Iran is next on the list. Take it from a military man: We WANT to be there.
    STNewtonon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthonestly people,
    many of you all say "bring the troops home!"
    what makes you think they want to come home...
    as told in the song, THEY know what they are fighting for,
    as do i.
    & when i get older & if things go according to plan, if i ever end up on that battlefeild, you better believe that i'll remember exactly what i'm fighting for.

    as Americans you should ALL be proud of the men fighting for us to have a better life.

    in my opinion, those who disagree with the war deserve to be put over in Iraq & see the damage for themselves.
    XxHollyManiacxXon March 12, 2008   Link

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