The Faded Red and Blue

by David Berkeley

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David Berkeley's latest single: a song about love and patriotism and immigration in a post-Trump world.


Have you seen the flag laid out, the faded red and blue?
One star missing, edges torn, it barely made it through.
If we believe the promise in the fabric still holds true,
We must be a harbor for the weak and weary, too.

I know your heart beats, I do.
And my heart beats just like you.

Once I saw the Grand Canyon, it snowed upon the edge.
You were there beside me. You cried and then you said,
"Deep inside this great divide, I know God isn't dead.
Call it what you will spirit or soul or love instead."

I know broken hearts can mend,
And hardened hearts can bend.

See I'm now a father of two boys, I love them so.
With open eyes and open minds and hearts I hope they grow.
And may we leave a world to them that's sacred not all sold.
Remembering where they came from and where we're all bound to go.

Oh, my heart overflows, and fear will fade I know.
My heart overflows, and fear will fade I know.

Cause I have seen the flag laid out, old glory, red and blue.


released March 22, 2017
Words and music by David Berkeley
Straw Man Publishing, ASCAP 2017

horns by Jordan Katz
electric guitar by Bill Titus
mixed and mastered by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink in Santa Fe, NM



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