song 13

a.
Air Force ROTC
AC/DC
Friendship and faith accompli
French for biography

Drum, ut prosim, that I may serve
Cello, poly sci, tenor verve
St. Mary’s Reserve
Creed, Live, Meshuggah
Fire Team Leader
Soundgarden, Metallica
Intelligence Officer

Storm the day
Bright, drum, play

High and tight

b.
The turnaround
Metamorphosis
“Himself;” 3rd person
Speech; bass
Rain come, rain turn back
Graduate, third in class
“The Door;” man of few words
20 years old, strong faith
Deep commitment to the military
And a sense of purpose
12 year homestretch
Air Force Officer
“He changed so much
I am not quite sure
If that boy and I are the same person”
Went to the end of
His walking distance
Then to a run
Just begun
Memorial 5K
Carson Long, Bloomfield, PA
Flying to see in a planetary way
Storm the day
Bright, drum, play
High and tight

c.
Neighbors said they were without power
Until 5 Monday night
Nor’easter
At the end of this experience –
This journey on which most don’t even dare
To embark you encourage me to persevere
Mom, relentless,
Putting your all into me
Dad, am I a man in your eyes?
Sacred Heart, walking distance
They describe the family as faithful attendees
Each week, pew five on the left hand side
Southern Colonels, cadet jazz band, his strength a door
Praise God, praise God, praise God

d.
Preparing force
Summer field
A 28-day
On his way
Cadet space regiment
“I know that as an air force officer
He would have been outstanding.
I also know that he was looking
For something in his life
That would allow him to make a difference
In other people’s lives.
He was desperate
To make a difference.”

e.
The charge is “more”
Drum and Bugle Corps
Metamorphosis
Ardor
Transform, sing bass
Cadet space
Regiment
Drum;
Ut prosim
That I may serve
Tenor verve
Sound in bloom
Make room, make room, make room
Himself, 3rd:
He learned
How to be responsible
For himself and eventually, others.
He changed so much, I’m not quite sure
If that boy and I are the same
Person.
Now I know that Carson Long was my second chance,
And nothing could make me more proud
Than to be standing here today
At the end of this experience –
This journey on which most
Don’t even dare to embark
Stood up as a lamp does
In the dark

f.
Drum, ut prosim, St. Mary’s Reserve
Cello, poly sci, tenor verve
Fire Team Leader
Soundgarden, Metallica
Intelligence Officer
Storm the day
Bright, drum, play
High and tight
The turnaround
Metamorphosis
“Himself;” 3rd

“The Door;” man of few words

g.
Air Force ROTC
Friendship and faith accompli
Creed, Live, Meshuggah
He was a member of the
National Honor Society
12 year homestretch
Air Force Officer
“He changed so much
I am not quite sure
If that boy and I are the same person”
Went to the end of
His walking distance
Then to a run
Carson Long, Bloomfield, PA
Just begun
Memorial 5K
Flying to see in a planetary way
Storm the day
Bright, drum, play

h.
12 year homestretch
He changed so much
Just begun
5K
Flying to see in a planetary way
Storm the day
Bright, drum, play
Ut prosim, St. Mary’s Reserve
Cello, poly sci, tenor verve
High and tight
The turnaround
Metamorphosis
“Himself;” 3rd
“The Door;” man of few words

Stood up as a lamp does:
In the dark

prime
Drum, ut prosim
That I may serve
Cello, poly sci, tenor verve
Storm the day
Bright, drum, play
High and tight

The turnaround
Metamorphosis
“The Door;” man of few words
12 year homestretch
“He changed so much
I’m not sure
That boy and I are the same person”
Carson Long
Bloomfield, PA
Flying to see
In a planetary way
Storm the day

Drum, ut prosim
That I may serve
Cello, poly sci, tenor verve
Himself, 3rd:
He learned
How to be responsible
For himself and eventually, others.
He changed so much, I’m not quite sure
If that boy and I are the same
Person.
Now I know that Carson Long was my second chance,
And nothing could make me more proud
Than to be standing here today
At the end of this experience –
This journey on which most
Don’t even dare to embark

Stood up as a lamp does
In the dark

Be with me as I am with you

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