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The Man of Bronze ft. Henry Canyons, Googie & Amy Leigh Richards

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(P. Womack [BMI], H. Chanin, D. Semple)

lyrics

Chorus:
Bravo!
Hip hip hourah pour le heros
“Hip hip hooray for the hero”
il a merite a sa medaille
“He has earned his medal”
et le bonheur est dans ses yeux
“and happiness is in his eyes”

Verse 1 (Henry Canyons):
early morning mid june.. tanks got the streets rumbling..
platoons stationed in front of the Louvre, wondering
whole family had our ears glued, hearing the news of our worst fears true on the
broadcast
we all prayed for God at long last, my father’s storefront smashed
forced to wear gold star on our armbands, community of trembling hands
frantic escape plans and caravans, damn nightmare’s just begun
mother told me i had to run, January ’41,
frozen hoping she’d again see her only son

Verse 2 (Googie):
They lockin’ us up in cages
Strap muzzles to our faces
I can’t take it
my plan is escapin’ this plantation
Breakin’ outta my shackles
Patient I wait for massa
to count his sheep
and when he’s sound asleep
is when I make a dash
into the forest
Gotta follow polaris
The sounds of bloodhounds are echoing bellow into the morning
I gotta make it
if not they’ll be hangin me from a noose by my neck
Just so massa doesn’t lose his respect
They call me Bravo

Chorus:
Verse 3 (Googie):
These lashes on my back are more like a symbol
When all faith dwindled
The candle was meant to be rekindled
War is far from Civil
Confederate flags wave in the red sun
Run to the pulse of a dead drum
I can’t stop now I've made it way too far paid in scars can't believe I even made it this far
little further I'm considered a free man where each hand is valued the same
for what it's worth
for what is gained
A brand new name
no longer a slave
just call me Bravo

Verse 4 (Henry Canyons):
je suis parti au milieu de la nuit
“I left in the middle of the night”

aucune idée de l’avenir de ma famille
“With no idea of my family’s future”

seulement l’espoir de les retrouver au Brésil
“Only the hope is reuniting in Brazil”

dix mille bournes...
“10,000 miles”

nothing was forewarned
or for sure, hiding under floorboards, in stalls in farms
all aboard to cross shores, the reward of seeing my family once more
peur qu’ils sont morts, notre puissance est trop fort. c’est mon médaille en or
“scared they were dead, but our resilience is too strong. That is my gold medal of honor”

Chorus

credits

from Doc Savage, released September 23, 2016
Recorded by Henry Canyons at Canyonland, Lt Headtrip at Karmastoria,
and Paul “Willie Green” Womack at The Greenhouse

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