I walked our dog down to the pond
The day they crashed the flying bombs
Destroying buildings great and tall
And rise we will, above it all

As I filled the feeders for the birds
My neighbor brought the shocking words
The air was clear with autumn sun
Unlike the smoking Pentagon

Where plans are hatched and blueprints made
Of consequences unafraid
Until today, in urban pall
And rise we will, above it all

Rise we will, rise we will
From these ashes steadfast still
Revive, restore, renew, rebuild
Rise we will, oh, rise we will

Now we know how others feel
Assaulted with such mindless zeal
With senseless loss of life and spirit
Staggered, stunned, and brought to fear it

But what no bomb can e'er destroy
Nor any of those who deploy
Resilience, faith, and reconnection
Hope, resolve, and resurrection

Rise we will, rise we will
From these ashes steadfast still
Revive, restore, renew, rebuild
Rise we will, oh, rise we will

Consumed with hate, they hit and run
Some think we are the evil one
The poison stains so many hands
America, Afghanistan

I walk our dog down to the pond
The birds still eat the seeds we've hung
I pray that we may break this fall
And rise somehow above this all

Rise we will, rise we will
From these ashes steadfast still
Revive, restore, renew, rebuild
Rise we will, oh, rise we will


Lyrics submitted by bananahero

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