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Memorial Day

For all the soldiers who stayed on the front lines,
so my children and I can sleep in peace tonight,
thank you.
Freedom isn't free.
Someone else's son paid for me.





An American Soldier
by Toby Keith


I’m just tryin’ to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everythin’ 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 money
There’s bills I 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
And I can’t call in sick on Mondays
When the weekend’s been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
And sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready
When the wolf growls at the door
Hey I’m solid, hey 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 want to die for you
But if dyin’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 will always do what’s right

I’m out here on the front lines
Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier,
I’m an American, soldier

An American Soldier
an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand
When liberty’s in jeopardy,
I will always do what’s right
I’m out here on the front lines
Sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier, I’m an American
An American, an American, Soldier.

Comments

  1. How beautiful . . . how thoughtful.
    Thank you for making me stop this whirl wind train I am on right now called life to remember.

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