The Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

A Story by silentvoice
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hip/hop song telling the story of two young siblings trying to escape from Vietnam during the war.

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The Valley of the Shadow of Death

 

(Verse)

Moonlight walking hand in hand/ two kids just tryna find dry land/

Wadin’ through the mud lookin’ for shelter and rememberin’ the letter written in blood/

As they slowly but surely make their way outta Vietnam with no dad and no mum/

Both carrying assault rifle guns slung over their shoulder/

The weight of their hearts feels heavier than a boulder/

Even though neither one is any older than eight their fates been sealed just because of where they live/

Yeah their destinies are Murdoch Mysteries and they're already trying to forget this part of their histories/

But there’s no one around to vent their emotions or spread their stories/

Everyday just going through the motions every night slowly giving up on their fight/

Because they know they would dread the day when they would be forced to run away because it all went astray/

Just before going to sleep they kneel down and pray they say

 

PRECHORUS “As I lay my head down to sleep, I pray The Lord my soul to keep

For if I should die before I wake, I pray The Lord my soul to take amen”

 

CHORUS(X3)

Amen ooohhh I said amen ooo ay-hey-hey-men yeah amen

 

(Verse)

Sunlight dawn and their continuing on with their journey/

After rising from sleeping on a ferny undergrowth/ but before they go they both know/

They need to take the morning and mourn and just let the reality sink in/

Cuz its already been eighty-nine days but this War is only three months in/

And this is the first time they’ve stopped to think about their situation and the realization makes them break down and cry/

But they’re more grown up then most grown-ups

And somehow they find a way to dawn their crown and push on toward the next safe town/

The boulders on their shoulders heavier than ever but they hardly even quiver when they see an enemy plane/

Cuz they know nothing in this world will ever be the same

When every second is a never ending game to refrain their brain from going insane/

Because they knew they would dread the day when they would be forced to run away because it all went astray/

And just before going to sleep they kneel down and pray they say

 

PRECHORUS “As I lay my head down to sleep, I pray The Lord my soul to keep

 For if I should die before I wake, I pray The Lord my soul to take amen”

 

CHORUS(X3)

Amen ooohhh I said amen ooo ay-hey-hey-men yeah amen

 

(Verse)

Moonlight walking hand in hand/ two kids finally found dry land overseas in the land of the Rockies/

They embrace the cool fresh air breeze and they know they are free to start over in the heart of the Prairies/

And even though they know they are Refugees they still enjoy every second of it/

And if they could take it all back in a minute even just for a moment they wouldn’t/

Because the boulders on their shoulders have been lifted and replaced through the adversity they faced//

Now a couple of years later and they’ve finally gotta place to call their own

Yeah eighteen years old and they’re finally home/

Movin’ into an apartment together and they’re next door neighbours to each other/

Almost done just about to finish up but stuck inside the last box to be unpacked

Is the note written in blood that said

 

BRIDGE (spoken)

“Yeah/ though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death/
I will fear no evil/

For Thou art with me/ thy rod and thy staff they comfort me/

Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of mine enemies/

Thou annointest my head with oil/ My cup runneth over”     

 

PRECHORUS “As I lay my head down to sleep, I pray The Lord my soul to keep,
For if I should die before I wake, I pray The Lord my soul to take amen”

 

CHORUS(X5)

Amen ooohhh I said amen ooo ay-hey-hey-men yeah amen

 

September 22, 2012

    

© 2013 silentvoice


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Tags: war, lyrics, hip/hop, love, determination, courage, faith, inspirational

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silentvoice

Regina , Canada



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I am 20 years old and live in Canada I enjoy writing, singing, playing video games, hanging with friends and family and volenteering whenever I can. I have been writing for roughly eight years or so a.. more..

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