Marc Kuchner Music
American Idol
Lyrics
American Idol
writers: Marc Kuchner

My brother was a skateboarder, captain of the football team
The girls chased him round the high school, since he was fourteen
Sometimes he'd let me ride the flatbed with his friends
Well, I remember how everyone looked up to him

Yeah I remember the flags and the shiny brass band
And the wind blowing papers from the music stands
How he caught his pass and the crowd jumped to its feet
How he left one day in an army jet plane
To carry a gun for the U.S. of A.
In a compound in a desert overseas
Well they carved his name in a big black stone
When he gave his life in battle
To me that's the meaning of a true American Idol

Now some folks they go wild for chrome and NASCAR
And some folks worship presidents or rock stars
Well, so few honest heroes have come my way
But I think about my brother every day

And I remember the flags and the shiny brass band
The wind blowing papers from the music stands
He caught his pass and the crowd jumped to its feet
How he left one day in an army jet plane
To carry a gun for the U.S. of A.
In a compound in a desert overseas
They carved his name in a big black stone
When he gave his life in battle
To me that's the meaning of a true American Idol
He chose to take a hard road
I'd be proud to follow
To me that's the meaning of a true American Idol

My brother was a skateboarder
Captain of the football team

Copyright 2007 Marc Kuchner

Credits
Lyrics Credits: Marc J. Kuchner
Music Credits: Marc J. Kuchner
Metadata
Song Length: 3:37
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Hero
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later