Friday, October 10, 2008

Some Songs

There are some songs in your life that no matter when or where you hear it effect you.
Toby Keiths American Soldier is that for me.
I always get chills and i always tear up (mostly cry)

Before i joined the military, my dad was getting ready to deploy. I left for basic in march and my dad left for over seas in april. So my mom lost both of us in a months period. every week (almost daily) we would listen to this song and watch the video as a family. Now with my pending deployment it hits home harder still!!


American Soldier Lyrics

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

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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 too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
Sometimes all night long

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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

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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
sleep in peace tonight
American soldier
I'm an American soldier

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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
sleep in peace at night
I'm an American soldier
I'm an American
An American
An American soldier

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This is a picture taken on our flight line during the deployment of army soldiers after hurricane katrina.

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3 comments:

H*E*E said...

Rotty--Thank you for serving our beautiful Country! It takes a family with a heart of gold to go through the daily challenges when you have loved ones overseas. My DH just signed up for the VNG and we're just waiting on all of his paperwork to go through. When are you set to deploy?

Thinking of you,
HEE

Betty said...

That song makes me just stop and think too. I can't do anything but listen to the lyrics.

Andrea said...

It always gets me too. It reminds me of my Daddy
You are my hero for what you do :)


Ps. My song is When I get where I'm going By Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

 
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