High School Music and Performing Arts

The Watchman’s Daughter
Words and music by Samantha Greer, West Des Moines Valley High School

This song tells the story of a woman taking justice into her own hands after her father is killed at war. She blames her leader for his death and seeks revenge. Although she knows that she will die if she carries out her plans, she is blinded by anger. By taking justice out of the hands of individuals and putting it in the hands of the courts, our justice system keeps balance and order that would not exist if the population was left to their own devices.