Performed, Written, and Composed by Dick Wagner Copyright 2011 BMI
Dick Wagner, legendary guitarist and songwriter for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra, and other well-known artists, performs his soaring guitar driven song, "JERUSALEM", that is a great, inspiring tribute to America's brave, honorable troops.
"To all the warriors and veterans, and to all men and women in uniform who continue to serve, I salute you with this song!" Dick Wagner
Video by Desert Dreams Recording
Dick Wagner shares his personal comments on JERUSALEM:
"The old saying that 'War is Hell' is abundantly true for any age in any theater of battle. The familial dynamic of a mother taking pride in her child in uniform, and the warrior going into battle, is a scene repeated through time immemorial. Soldiers fight in the desert, in the mountains, in the trenches, in the jungles, and at sea, standing beside their brothers and sisters, with the pride of serving found in the heart of every soldier. This song speaks to the many and varied battlefields of our shared histories.
JERUSALEM is very special to me, as it took years from the moment I conceived the music, until the night I finally found the words and emotion to finish the song. I always loved the musical structure, but it was ten years of reflection on the pride and dedication of the universal soldier, before the narrative of this song was born."