Performed and Written by DannyB (Daniel Barnes) Copyright 2011
"Now's Our Time" is a heartfelt original song that pays tribute to Vietnam Veterans.
"Being a Vietnam Veteran and returning to protesters and no welcome or a thanks for serving your country has always bothered me. Even the after I was home for a while, I was, as were other Vietnam Veterans, treated differently. When Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day being March 30 was just formally announced, I had to put a video together to go with this song which I wrote and released last July 2011. The lyrics are how I feel and tell the story of how many Vietnam Veterans feel, is it our time now? Now's Our Time!" DannyB
Note: A portion of the proceeds from "Now's Our Time" go to various nonprofit veterans organizations that assist veterans and their families . . . including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Education Center.
It was a long, long time ago More than 40 years or so All the young boys were drafted from their homes To play the part of a soldier, against those we didn't know
They told us it was for our freedom We were sent to Vietnam to change that country's fate So many young lives that were wasted Written in stone, on a black granite slate Is now our time, to be recognized Is now our time
Let's not forget we were never welcomed home We came back to our country, that didn't back its own So many years have passed us by With the memories of that time, we're still asking why How long will you continue to leave us far behind? Is now our time, to be recognized Is it now our time, to be recognized
The question is not if we've won or lost For all who've returned we still pay the cost And now soldiers are sent for freedom to defend And this country has been quick to honor them And yet again we've been left far behind But make no mistake, it's not too late, to be recognized
For now's our time Now's our time, to be recognized
It's now the time for you to take a stand We fought for honor and duty, We are your veterans from Vietnam And we've tried to tell you; don't turn your backs on us again Never again will our veterans be abandoned Now's the time, to be recognized Yeah, now's our time, to be recognized
About the Artist DannyB, an Army Vietnam veteran, has played guitar and wrote lyrics since his early teens inspired then by the Beatles and other popular bands. He has been in the sound business, as well as, playing in numerous bands throughout the United States and Canada as lead vocalist, lead rhythm guitar. DannyB performs for numerous veterans and fund raising events, as well as, performs for clubs, private parties, etc. DannyB's site | Email DannyB