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While the world sleeps

November 11, 2013

Like many others, my father served and lost his life long battle upon returning shot and wounded from Vietnam. The memories of him and the nightmares that haunted him ’til his last breath will never be forgotten.

Out of that experience, and countless Veterans events I’ve performed this song at, I know I’m not the only one down on my knees from time to time praying the fight brings a little peace whether out there in the world we live in or the world within ourselves. Especially those fighting PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

I shared the lyrics I wrote below for you and a video link to my youtube video:

While The World Sleeps

I don’t know why lately I cry
It seems like this life treats me so good
But the view I see on late night TV
The nightmares have caught up with me
It says please believe with no signs of relief
In all its glory lies misery

While the world sleeps I’m down on my knees
Praying for those all in need
While the world sleeps I’m praying to see
The wings of a dove flying free

John was a friend who swore to defend
A nation down on its knees
He packed his bags set off to sea
To fight for what he truly believed
The news today said he passed away
John was a hero they say

While the world sleeps I’m down on my knees
Praying the fight brings a little peace
While the world sleeps I’m waiting to see
A rain wash away the misery…Bring on the rain

On and on around it goes
On and on around we go

If faith is the key when will we see
The wings of a dove flying free…

If for any reason you have not yet had a chance to check out this free track, you can still download it for free here:


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Sincere thanks,

Rob Anthony

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