The Patriot

  • songfacts ®
  • Recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at the London AIR Studios, Christian musician Michael W. Smith penned this song as a representation of his love for his country. He explained: "That one feels very patriotic, very Americana to me. I wrote it as a tribute to the Armed Services of our country and can picture it being plated at a military ceremony. I've already started playing this one at concerts with my band; we have to retool it, of course, without the London Session Orchestra, which adds so much to this version on Glory."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real GroupSong Writing

The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.

Best Band LogosSong Writing

Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.