The Prayer

Story Behind The Song

This song was inspired by my father-in-law who is a Vietnam Veteran and my thoughts of what it mus have been like for him at 17 years of age and in a war with his family left behind and a nation in turmoil. Todays events further make this song very speci

Song Description

This is a war time song about a soldier and his experience and the wish that we all have for those left behind.

Song Length 3:09 Genre Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving Subject Sadness, Prayer
Language English Era 2000 and later


I recall a dream I had one night
A soldier all tattered and torn
His hair all covered
with the earth that he layed upon
And his blood stained hands from those who had gone before

This is a prayer for the soldier
Who sleeps in fear beneath the stars
This is a prayer for the childern
that they'll never have to go to war
This is a prayer for the living
Who's bodies ache from tears shed
This is a prayer
This is a prayer

In my dream the young man was 21
In one hand he held a letter
In the other hand he held a gun
And as the words from the letter poured out
The sky lit up like the sun
And the sweet words, they disappeared
As the shots rang out one by one

Chorus Repeat

When morning came I awoke from my dream
the vision of the young man will forever be with me
I cried for awhile but then something gave me strength
I remembered that the young man
He asked me to kneel down and pray

Chorus Repeat

Lyrics Kathy Watson/New Pants Publishing Music Kathy Watson, Marrisa Michaels (piano arrangement)/New Pants Publishing
Producer Kathy Watson, Robert A. Case Publisher New Pants Publishing
Performance Kathy Watson (vocals, Marissa Michaels (piano)
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
ENRICO RINALDI My Top Songs 3/5/2010
Unkljer My Top Songs 9/10/2007

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