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American Soldier

Sunday, May 26, 2013

For Memorial Day - from one veteran to the others and the active duty troops!
Toby Keith, 2003

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 for success
From my head down to my boots



I don't do it for 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



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



Yeah, 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
So sleep in peace tonight
American soldier
I'm an American
An American
An American soldier
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ENCHANTEDBROOM 5/27/2013 10:28AM

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PATRICIAAK 5/27/2013 12:33AM

    several in my family - 2 currently, one army and one navy reserves

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LESLIELENORE 5/26/2013 1:50PM

    Awesome song, and great pics. Thank you!

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UNICORN212 5/26/2013 12:01PM

    Great song, great pics. I am remembering my Dad and all of those who served that are now gone, and those, like you, who are still with us. Thank you.

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LINDAKAY228 5/26/2013 11:53AM

    I love that song so much. Every time I hear it I think of my brother who is retired now after 20 years in the military. 10 years in the Marines then out for a little bit then went back in the army reserves for another 10 years. Was in Desert Storm and later after 9/11 in Afghanistan. Thanks to much you and to him and to every other person who served in the military past and present!

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/26/2013 8:46AM

    I cried a little bit...touched my heart. Thanks. Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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