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We Are One Album Art
NEW: Patriot Heart CG Band
Words and Music by Alfred J. Verdi
Lyrics for Patriot Heart
 
Patriot Heart
Words and Music by Alfred J. Verdi
Lyrics for Patriot Heart
 
NEW: Commodore's Theme CG Band
Words and Music by Alfred J. Verdi
Lyrics for Commodore's Theme
 
Commodore's Theme
Words and Music by Alfred J. Verdi
Lyrics for Commodore's Theme
 
We Are One (Flotilla March) Instrumental w/ Semper Paratus medley
Words and Music by Alfred J. Verdi
Arranged by Dr. Lynne Verdi
Arranged for Band by Kerry Cobuccio
Performed by the US Coast Guard Band
Lyrics for We Are One
 
We are One (Short Version)
 
We are One (Flotilla March with vocals)
 
Semper Paratus


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PATRIOT HEART
 
Words and Music
Alfred J. Verdi
 
 
O’er the swells of moonswept oceans
Ever far beyond the tide
Sailin’ on in stormy waters
Hear not a saving cry
 
All the world is searching for the place
Where freedom rings and honor lives
Our time is right to tell the world
We know the joy that peace can give
 
And now it is conceded - we’re on our own
With will of steel - we rely upon
God save this land and grace our hand
No steadfast souls depart
You always have succeeded
....Steady Patriot Heart
 
Grazing fields of grain and water
Always full of earth's delight
A bounty borne of love and toil
Plows full of hope in meadow bright
 
Though each of us are grains of sand
From west to Oceanica
The bond connects us over water
To the shores of America
 
And now it is conceded - we’re on our own
With will of steel - we rely upon
God save this land and grace our hand
No steadfast souls depart
You always have succeeded
....Be Steady Patriot Heart
 
It has to be repeated – we’re on our own
[Repeat Entire Verse]
....Be Ready Patriot Heart
 
We’ll never be defeated – the seeds are sown
[Repeat Entire Verse]
....Always Ready Patriot Heart
 
© 2008 Diesel Strong Music, All Rights Reserved
Used By Permission
 
COMMODORE'S THEME
 
Words and Music
Alfred J. Verdi
Arrangement:
Dr. Lynne Verdi
Arrangement for Band:
Kerry Cobuccio
 
There is a ship that sails the sea
Her crew a sturdy lot
Armed with pride and dignity
A guardian juggernaut
 
Her skipper steers through bells of eight
To reach the distant shore
The guiding stars we navigate
Belong to Commodore
 
Chorus (2x):
Freedom is the bridge that connects us
Spanning skill and Semper Paratus
Never broken, always sure
We look to Commodore
 
We are one with God and crew
The stars and stripes fly proud
Our ensign bars of red and blue
On ships and planes unbowed
 
Shipmates hear the boarding call
Join our ambassador
The mission is once and for all
To trust in Commodore
 
(To Chorus)
 
Shining sea to windswept fields
The homeland above all
It beckons with the purple skies
O’er lakes and waterfalls
 
"Always Ready" means to us
Be vigilant and more
Be true to self and one and all
Our friend is Commodore
 
(To Chorus)
 
© 2007 Diesel Strong Music, All Rights Reserved
Used By Permission

Engineer: Chris Heller


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WE ARE ONE
(FLOTILLA MARCH)
 
Words and Music
Alfred J. Verdi
Arrangement for Band:
Kerry Cobuccio
 
WE ARE ONE, EAGLES SOAR, STARS ARE GUIDING
DIESEL STRONG, WHITE CAP CREST O’ER THE BOW
NEVER DONE, THERE IS NO COMPROMISING
SPIRITS HIGH, WE DEFEND, THEN AND NOW
 
HOMELAND AT OUR COAST THE BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY
PLEDGE TO GUARD HER MAKE OUR STAND FOREVERMORE
WE ARE ONE, WON’T BE BENT, WILL BE STEADY
FATED TO FREEDOMS CAUSE OUR SHIELD IS STILL OUR SWORD
 
[Semper Paratus Bridge]
 
WE ARE ONE, GUIDING LIGHT ALWAYS READY
OTHERS NEED IS A CALL NOT REFUSED
DANGER COMES WHETHER WISE OR UNWARY
DESTINY IN THE HANDS OF THE FEW
 
SHINING IN THE NIGHT WE MARCH TO BE UNITED
NE’ER A STEP APART NOW WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE
WE ARE ONE, HEAR OUR CALL, STAND BESIDE US,
‘TIL OUR LAST BREATH IS DONE OUR MOTTO WILL ENDURE
 
WE ARE ONE, TIMELESS HEART EVER HOPEFUL
MISSION ONE IS TO SAVE AND SECURE
SEIZE THE LINE LASH IT ONCE WITH A HANDFUL
SPIRIT SWELLS SMELL THE RAIN ALL ON BOARD
 
ROTORS SWIRLING SPRAY WE CATCH THE WINDWARD LIFE RING
EVER GRACEFUL FLIGHT A CHILD WILL LIVE TO MEND
WE ARE ONE, STRAIGHT AHEAD WE ARE SAILING,
WATCHING TO KEEP US SAFE OUR CREWMEN WE WILL SEND.
 
WE ARE ONE, HEAR OUR CALL, STAND BESIDE US,
‘TIL OUR LAST BREATH IS DONE OUR MOTTO WILL ENDURE (2X)
 
© 2007 Diesel Strong Music, All Rights Reserved
Used By Permission

Keyboards:
Dr. Lynne Verdi

Vocals:
Lyle and Kathie Steinmehl and Gail Heinrich
from the St. John's Presbyterian Church Choir
West Los Angeles CA

Recorded at Dreamlink Recording Studio
4025 Colfax Ave, Studio City, CA, November 28, 2006

Engineer: Brian Grimmel


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