Like so many others, I was profoundly affected by the September 11
attacks on our country.  As I struggled with my emotions over the 
senseless loss of life these attacks caused I was overcome by the 
unimaginable reality that one city lost so many trained emergency 
personnel.  The closeness that firefighters share between each other 
and the resolve to "bring them home" at such personal sacrifice 
inspired me to write OUR HEROES ARE CRYING.

The vocalist on this song is Allen Richards.  Allen is a firefighter/medic 
in Dallas, Texas.  Shortly after the attacks Allen used vacation time 
to go to Manhattan and help out at ground zero and to attend some of 
the funerals of his fallen brethren. Allen was recently featured on 
UPN's television show "The Bravest".

This song is dedicated to our brave heroes all across the United 
States and in memory of those lives lost on September, 11. 2001.

Mark Cicero





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Sept.30,2001
Music and Lyrics by:
 Mark Cicero


OUR HEROES ARE CRYING

It was a day
like any other day
He kissed his wife and kids goodbye
and he was on his way
He didn't imagine
that this day would be the end
When he saw the smoke arise
He was on the road again

CHORUS:
Our heroes are crying
with a loss that's hard to bare
Our heroes are crying
Strong hearts are full of despair

He ran into the building
while people were rushing out
As he climbed the long stairway
He saw the eyes of doubt
but that didn't matter
he had his job to do
He was helping some others out
when his life was taken too

CHORUS

So many of our heroes
who fought the fight their way
were amoung five thousand souls
that lost their lives that day
From Dallas to Greenbay
From Boston to LA
Our hearts are broken
across the USA

Our heroes are crying
but they still work through the night
For them and the fallen
we pray with all our might

You save our lives
You stir our pride
We wave the red, white and blue....
for you......yes we do.

Contact  OUR HEROES ARE CRYING

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