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Friday, September 14, 2007

I Am An American Soldier

Disclaimer: At work, we are currently working on a production called "Spirit of America." During the production, the United States Army Band plays a song entitled "American Soldier." When I first heard these lyrics, it nearly brought me to tears. When I got home from work, I looked this song up on the internet so that I could share them with all of you. I found out that it is a song written by Toby Keith and that it is actually a country western song. I would not have been able to tell that from the way that the Army Band sang it at our production and even though I found out that the original work is not the type of music that I would condone, I still felt I should share the lyrics. This is the description of my life and the lives of those with whom I work day after day.


I'm just trying to be a father
raise a daughter and a son
be a lover to their mother
everything to everyone

Up and at 'em bright and early
I'm all business in my suit
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots

I don't do it for the money
There's bills that I can't pay
I don't do it for the glory
I just do it anyway

Providing for our future's my responsibility
Yeah I'm real good under pressure
Being all that I can be
I can't call in sick on Mondays
When the weekend's been to strong
I just work straight through the holidays
Sometimes all night long

You can bet that I stand ready
when the wolf growls at the door
Yeah I'm solid, yeah I'm steady
Hey I'm true down to the core

And I will always do my duty
No matter what the price
I've counted up the cost
I know the sacrifice
Oh and I don't wanna die for you
But if dying's asked of me
I'll bear that cross with honor
Cause freedom don't come free

I'm an American soldier
An American
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand
When liberty's in jeopardy
I'll always do what's right
I'm out here on the front line
So sleep in peace at night
I'm an American soldier
I'm an American soldier


Yeah an American soldier
An American
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand
When liberty's in jeopardy
I'll always do what's right
I'm out here on the front lines
So sleep in peace at night
I'm an American soldier
I'm an American
An American
An American soldier

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