Every time you think about it
It tears you up inside
You curse the day your mother
told you, your father died
Now you're always searching
Searching for the reason why I've gone
But I will always be here
By your side, through the darkest night

Here I'll stand on the firing line
Here I'll walk through the field where I died
I will fight and let the voice ring true
I am the ghost
Standing next to you

Every night you go to sleep
You pray the Lord my soul to keep
You don't know I've not gone away
You see I watch over fighting men
So they can have peace again
And maybe someday you will all be free

Here I'll stand on the firing line
Here I'll walk through the field where I died
I will fight and let the voice ring true
I am the ghost
Standing next to you

You speak to me
And I feel your pride
Assuring me I'll never die
I write Mother...
"He's here with me..."
He's in our minds
He's in our souls
Of sacrifice his story's told
He holds the flame of freedom for all to see

Here we stand on the firing line
Here I'll walk in the field where I fight
I will fight of die for liberty
With the ghost standing next to me

Don't tread on me...live free or die!!!
To our fallen brothers
You died to keep us free
To our fallen brothers
Who gave us liberty!!!


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    General CommentThis song was inspired by the movie The Patriot and is about a man who dies in the Revolutionary and as a ghost watches over the soldiers of future wars. The band dedicated this song to all who have ever served in the armed forces of the United States.
    Paradoxon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to the interview with Jon on the second disc of Horrow Show you will plainly hear him mention how moved he and Matt were by the movie and how it inspired this song. I never said that this was the ONLY inspiration they recieved.
    Paradoxon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyer both right here. The song was INSPIRED by the movie The Patriot. Where as the subject matter in the song is generally about and dedicated to the US army and Shaffers and Barlows families
    I_LIKE_BEANSon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about all the fallen soldiers of all the wars fought to protect all of our freedom. such a great song full of meaning. Live Free Or Die!
    draven_the_crowon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song...it is so meaniningful and it makes you proud..
    WeEzErFrEaKon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkhafa-what?
    HungerForMoreon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIs Iced Earth Satanic? Even if they are, they're one of my favorite bands, but nonetheless, they are tough guys to figure out. Maybe no one ever will, but still.
    aceticaon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo they aren't Satanic.
    RexBanneron October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry. It's so powerful. No matter what exactly inspired it, it is about soldiers who died to keep us liberated. After living in a residential home for a year and a half, freedom is something I value greatly. This song means so much to me!
    -Chrissy
    Chrissy3784on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThey arent satanic.. i mean.. think about it.. listen to the words of Watching Over Me. =\
    schaffersmygodon May 10, 2003   Link

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