Sprecher by T.V.

He came by boat in 1917

Moving from the only home he’d ever known

Pursuing the American Dream

Walking in the land of freedom, all alone

 

Over the Atlantic to escape from WWI

Afraid his home in Switzerland would soon be overrun

A mind of math and science got him hired as an engineer

A secret project for the government would change the way he steered

He moved to Colorado working for Dupont

A task that no one on this earth could ever want

 

A threat in the east in the land of the rising sun

In light of a major scientific breakthrough

The government said there is just one thing that can be done

Build the weapon, put an end to WWII

 

A threat in the east in the land of the rising sun

Dupont engineering got involved

A project for the history of this nation

One way or another the conflict would be resolved

 

And after the deed had been done

He got a place for his family in Boulder

And even though the war had been won

The victory just made him grow colder

 

He had a couple daughters and two sons

Every day he grew older and older

And even though the war had been won

The victory just made him grow colder

 

And before his grandchildren were born

He began to lose his stride

And his family was now torn

And heartbroken he died

 

Documents signed by Truman

In his daughter’s basement they reside

He served his country assuming

That all that his efforts were justified

Some say that the bomb was inhuman

Was he good or bad- You decide

 

Documents signed by Stimpson

Thanking him for what he did

Go ahead and take a glimpse in

My grandma’s basement where they hide

 

When I shake my mother’s hand

I shake the hand of the hand of the hand

Of the hand that shook the hand of this man

The man who helped the U.S. bomb Japan

That’s where this all began

How my family came to this land

That’s where this all began

And his blood still runs through my hands

That’s how my family came to this land

That’s now where I stand

With the man who served his country, helped the U.S. bomb Japan

(repeat and fade out)

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