Daily Wisdom

December 03, 2006

On My Watch Tonight

Credits: Let's Say Thanks

In 1992, Mike Corrado bought his first guitar, learned 3 chords and started writing songs while at The Citadel. He then graduated and joined the Marine Corps to lead our nations finest and see the world. His tours – both of duty and concert – would take him around the world, serving and performing from the North Carolina Coast to Iraq. Along the way, Mike crossed musical paths with Edwin McCain and John Mayer.

Then, on September 11, the world and Mike’s band was forever changed. Mike and his fiancé, a flight medic in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, were mobilized back to active duty. In 2002, Mike continued to train with the Marines and prepare for deployment. He married his wife Kate, who soon after was called to Afghanistan. During all this, Mike penned the song "On My Watch Tonight," a story of a Marine's journey from boot camp to the front lines.

In 2004, Mike re-recorded “On My Watch Tonight” and dropped off a copy to Greg Brady at WRHT 96.3 – “The HOT FM” – in North Carolina. “On My Watch Tonight” was posted on the HOT Morning Show's Web site and began receiving up to 5,000 downloads a week. Calls and e-mails continued to flood the station as military members, family members and fans were downloading the song and sending it to service members and loved ones across the country and deployed around the world. “On My Watch Tonight” was quickly becoming the anthem for U.S. troops deployed around the world and those here at home who keep a watchful eye...


14 Comments:

At 12/03/2006 9:27 PM , Blogger onlineanalyst said...

This is great, Hawkeye! I'm going to send your blog link to this thread to our Pittsburgh morning (conservative-libertarian) talk show host Jim Quinn. He and his co-host have a website where perhaps they will post this and the youtube link.

Thanks for drawing our attention to it.

 
At 12/03/2006 10:35 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks OLA, and God Bless!

 
At 12/04/2006 12:24 AM , Blogger radar said...

I posted the address of this post on my website, awesome stuff!

http://radaractive.blogspot.com/2006/12/
on-my-watch-tonight.html

 
At 12/04/2006 6:50 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Well, I'll be.

Most excellent...

 
At 12/04/2006 8:13 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Arrrrgggghh my kingdom for a decent computer!

Would you be so kind as to post a trascript of the words? My gerbil has to stop and pant too often to understand them. :o(

Music is such a wonderful way to convey a message and bond people together.

God bless our troops!

 
At 12/04/2006 1:47 PM , Blogger Maggie said...

I am not able to download the song at a reasonable rate of speed.the gerbals tire easily.

ps Does anyone have RAM's email address?

 
At 12/04/2006 7:45 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks Radar! I really appreciate it. (:D) Regards...

 
At 12/04/2006 7:47 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
You'll be what? ...hee-hee!
(:D) Regards...

 
At 12/04/2006 8:05 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Marge,
Here are the lyrics...

I come from an Island,
In the Carolina sand...
Where I was broke down,
Built up, and reborn a fighting man.

My blood runs red...
white and blue.
I’ll brave the cold,
the rain, the pain
and the bullets...
so you don’t have to.

Don’t worry about me;
I’ll be all right.
Just care for your children, and sleep tight.
I’ll keep you safe...
on my watch tonight.

It’s a long, long way from that island.
And a long way from home.
With the thought of you standing behind me...
I could never be alone.

There’s a promise
I need you to make.
While I’m gone you take care of the love...
And I’ll deal with the hate.

Don’t worry about me;
I’ll be all right.
Just care for your children, and sleep tight.
I’ll keep you safe...
on my watch tonight.

Don’t worry about me;
I’ll be all right.
Just care for your children, and sleep tight.
I’ll keep you safe...
on my watch tonight.

 
At 12/04/2006 8:09 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Maggie,
I sent you RAM's e-mail address via... e-mail (of course).

(:D) Regards...

 
At 12/05/2006 3:54 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye® said...
"Camo, You'll be what?"


Click on that link, silly boy!

Oh, and ELEVENTEEN!!!

 
At 12/05/2006 7:11 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Thanks Hawkeye! We are so blessed to have such patriots fight the fight for us.

Maggie, To bad there isn't a way we could combine our gerbil power and run a dual-rodent harddrive.

Limping through the blogisphere...

 
At 12/05/2006 7:12 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

BTW everyone, Libby Gone has a new post up at his blog!

 
At 12/09/2006 11:44 AM , Blogger Kajun said...

The time on my watch is incorrect...I accidentally set it with the Downtown New Jersey clock.

 

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