Just a mile or so away Is my dearest friend in this world. He wears the Blue and I the Grey And god it hurts me so The last time we were together I grabbed his hand and I pledged If I ever draw my sword on you may the good lord strike me dead
The union flank's in trouble To the round top on the double A bad decision, insubordination Exposed our line in a dangerous way
The burden lies upon us Surrender is not an option We are the flank, and if we break, the union crumbles we could lose the war
Down below's the carnage The rebels charging onward Push the slaughter forward, the peach orchard. Through the wheat field and devil's den
The valour of the Texans And Alabama's best men They're Unrelenting And Devastating The last full measure of devotion's clear
Chorus We'll know what we're made of. When up against all odds we hold our line For the cause that we so love We must hold at all cost We'll know what we're made of When our nation needs us We'll stay the course, for the union we so love We must hold at all costs!
Wave after wave, they are coming Their power must be waning! We're out of ammo, we can't fall back, no ! A desperate measure, a means to end
On their next wave we charge at them There is no other option Disconcert them, force submission, on my command, fix bayonets!
We'll know what we're made of The burden lies with us When up against al odds we hold our line We can't fail For the cause that we so love We must hold at all costs We'll know what we're made of With courage in our hearts When our nation needs us, We'll stay the course We won't fail For the union we so love We must hold at all cost!!