Part of America Died
killed a police officer today
part of America died.
piece of our country he swore to protect,
be buried with him at his side.
suspect who shot him will stand up in court
all of his rights
a widow and mother must work for the kids
spend many long, lonely nights.
Streets where he worked were a battlefield, too,
as if he'd gone to war.
the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
stay in our hearts evermore.
killed a police officer today.
could happen in your town and mine.
we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
cop put his life on the line.
his ghost has a beat on a dark city street,
he stands at each rookie's side.
cop answered the call,
himself gave his all,
part of America died...