Knights of the City

Verses:

Into the midst of destruction,
Through darkness more evil than good,
Four hundred knights of the city
Went walking to save whom they could.

Shaking, the ground moved beneath them...
Crumbling, the walls barely stayed,
But four hundred knights of the city
Kept walking into the fray.

Into the rooms and the stairwells,
Closer to fire and death,
The four hundred knights of the city
Kept walking while searching for breath.

Guiding the people encountered
To exits and safety beyond,
The four hundred knights of the city
Helped the woundedÖand kept walking on.

Then, sudden, the Towers surrendered,
To fall like a castle of sand...
And four hundred knights of the city
Were crushed by the Terroristís hand.

So hereís to the knights of the city
Who have answered the Final Alarm -
Their spirits released by destruction;
Their souls now set free from the harm.

And yet, those true knights of the city,
Though buried beneath stone and steel,
Now work side by side with the Angels
On a much higher Battlefield.

Chorus:
I always wanted to be a hero,
But I didnít ever want you to cry...
I always wanted to be a hero,
But I didnít think Iíd have to say "good-by";
Thatís who I am, who I wanted to be...
But I never thought that I would ever die...
I only just wanted to be a hero --
Iím sorry that I had to say "Good-by".