Written: 2009
Vocals: Ron Wallace

Lyrics

Writer: Simone Simonton
© Drumbum Music 2010 (ASCAP)

VERSE 1
I NOTICED A FLAG WITH A SINGLE BLUE STAR
AND A STICKER JUST LIKE IT ON THE BACK OF HIS CAR
SO I STOPPED TO ASK THE MAN OUT IN HIS YARD
WHAT IT STANDS FOR

VERSE 2
HE JUST SMILED, TOOK HIS WALLET OUT
SHOWED ME A PICTURE, SAID THIS IS BILLY MY SON
HE’S OVER THERE SOMEWHERE FIGHTING IN THE WAR
THAT'S WHAT IT STANDS FOR

CHORUS
SEE THAT BRIGHT BLUE STAR ON A FIELD OF WHITE
THAT’S MY OWN BOY WILLING TO SACRIFICE
IF HIS LIFE IS LOST AT FREEDOM’S COST
THAT FLAG’LL BEAR A GOLD STAR
THAT’S WHAT IT STANDS FOR

VERSE 3
I WALKED AWAY OVERWHELMED AND INSPIRED
COULDN’T HELP BUT THINK ABOUT THE KIND OF LOVE
AND PRIDE I SEE HANGIN’ BY HIS DOOR
AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR

CHORUS
SEE THAT BRIGHT BLUE STAR ON A FIELD OF WHITE
THAT’S A SOLDIER WILLING TO SACRIFICE
AND IF HIS LIFE IS LOST AT FREEDOM’S COST
THAT FLAG’LL BEAR A GOLD STAR
AND THAT'S WHAT IT STANDS FOR

BRIDGE
SO MANY MONTHS I’VE PASSED THAT FLAG ON MY WAY HOME
AND THEN TODAY I SAW THAT MAN WITH SOMEONE IN A UNIFORM
THEY WERE SITTIN’ ON THE FRONT PORCH, BOTH OF THEM LAUGHING
I WAS THINKIN’ TO MYSELF - - - WELCOME HOME, BILLY

CHORUS
YOU’RE THAT BRIGHT BLUE STAR ON A FIELD OF WHITE
AN AMERICAN SOLDIER SAFE AT HOME TONIGHT
THEY GIVE THEIR ALL, THEY FIGHT, SOME FALL
FOR OUR FREEDOM, MINE AND YOURS
THAT'S WHAT IT STANDS FOR