Somewhere Everyday

About the Song

(June 28, 1994) - I was supposed to attend Lt. Steve Minehan's funeral in Boston. He was killed in the line of duty at a Charlestown warehouse fire after rescuing two of his brother firefighters. Unfortunately, I was "held over" for another shift and watched the funeral on television at Engine 3, which has since been put out of service. It was a very moving experience and it drained me emotionally. When I went home that night I wrote this song. Though today may be quiet in your district, town or city, rest assured "all hell's breaking loose" Somewhere EverydayYou only have to watch the news to see. 

This song is dedicated to Lt. Steve Minehan and the men and women of the Boston Fire Department. Somewhere Everyday is also the name of the Firefighters' memorial in Colorado Springs, CO - a place I'd like to visit someday.

Somewhere Everyday Lyrics

In the heart of the city, sirens scream and wail.

In a town or a village, smoke and fire sail

Above the horizon, it’s danger signals there…Somewhere, Somewhere Everyday.

 

In their stations near the fire trucks, men and women wait.

Trained and ready, hoping to change the fate

Of someone in trouble. Human life in need…Somewhere, Somewhere Every day.

 

You know that it’s a battle. You know that it’s a war.

You know of the struggles. And you know the score.

The waste and destruction, pain and death…Somewhere, Somewhere Everyday.

 

Chorus:

Somewhere, Somewhere, Somewhere Everyday.

 

Well you know that this song isn’t sung in despair.

It’s sung for the Warriors, those Warriors who dare.

Whose Courage and Spirit are not lost in the fray…Somewhere, Somewhere Everyday…Chorus:

 

Instrumental

 

They’re dark and their light. They’re short and they’re tall.

Yes, they’re making a difference, whether great or whether small.

They’re dark and their light. They’re short and they’re tall.

Yes, they’re making a difference, whether great or whether small.

Firefighters when duty calls…Somewhere, Somewhere Everyday…Chorus