Did ole' Betsy know that flag she made
Would today, in all skies, wave?
The Red Stripe, the blood of those lost
The White Stripe, what peace will cost
The Stars, the shock of when we've been had
Oh ole' Betsy did you know it would get this bad?
The needle and thread
Sewn in it were the dreams of the dead.
Did the fathers not tell you what you were creating?
Not just a flag, but beliefs in the making.
Oh how sad it is Betsy
Our lives rely on whether that flag is capable of breaking
But oh no it will not falter
Not even as we perish on the brim of God's alter
Forever will it stand together
No matter how many times it is ripped and torn
And felt the enemies scorn
That flag will stand during our greatest endeavors
You sewed that flag with more than tangible items:
Soldiers hold that flag and say "We've got to fight 'em"
Mothers cry while grasping that flag
Saying, "I wish my children had a dad!"
Its spirit is more than cloth alone
For without it our patriotic cries would drone
All our hopes lie in your creation
Oh Betsy did you know?
If you did , your soul would shine with elation
Oh Betsy I hope you know.