|USS Shaw explodes|
Our own bad cards, by leaving messengers
Just waiting. Then a grief so great was felt
As good men died. A sadness still it stirs.
The planes, they flew and plowed the soldiers down.
As ships and subs, they shot and sunk the guards.
Attack so bloody on that navy town
That morn, leaving devastated navy yards.
It made us jump then into war, before
We dragged our feet, as fire rained down far
From us. But now we joined the war, years four.
So many died we gave the land a scar.
But those men, hundreds - twenty-four - and three
Dead soldiers that day, they died to keep us free.