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Music & Lyrics by Patrick Anderson
I don’t know how you do it
What keeps you in the game
How can you fight my battles
Don’t even know my name
Some people trash you brother
They have surrendered you
Without your contribution
Their bills are overdue.
Soldier, soldier save the day
Wish there was another way
Stand your ground and face the foe
You’re what makes the freedom flow.
I don’t know why you do it
Nobody pushed you in
You rush into perdition
For someone else’s sin.
Some take your life for granted
While you defend their flag
They never seem to notice
Another body bag.
Soldier, Soldier, save my ass
(Your) bravery is unsurpassed
Taking bullets for your pay
Pray you live another day
I don’t know how to help you
Words can’t describe your pain
Yet you endure the battle
How can you not complain?
You risk annihilation
Each blast assaults your mind
Your limbs are blown to pieces
And still you get maligned
Soldier, soldier save us all
(Those) whiners need a wake up call
Don’t you wish that it was up to you
Who (the hell) you give the freedom to?.
Why do you fight for me
Where do you find the courage
To keep a stranger free?
You are my action hero
No greater sacrifice
Will you survive the slaughter
Or must you pay the price?
Soldier, soldier save our butts
Thank you for your blood and guts
(You) die for me with no regret
How can I repay the debt?
Copyright 2004 Patrick Anderson.
All Rights Reserved.
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This was an email chain originated Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004. The author and holder of the copyright for "Soldier, Soldier" hereby licenses any citizen of the Allied countries to republish or perform this work for no royalty fee, provided any and all proceeds resulting from use of the work are promptly paid to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 10036, and provided user has sent an email to Patrick Anderson describing the nature and circumstances of the use . Thank you for honoring our fallen heroes and their families. The author has no affiliation with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund except as a contributor. Copyright 2004 Patrick Anderson. All Rights Reserved.
Other blogspots by Patrick Anderson:
Patrick Anderson, a general blogspot for discussing all sorts of social, political and current event issues. Comments welcome.
You Gotta Stand for Somethin', a song blog about terrorism, war, religion, human rights, racism, abortion, and other important issues of our day. Comments welcome.
Silent Pride, a song blog lamenting the displacement of Native Americans by the European quest for territory and dominance. Comments welcome.
Soldier, Soldier--A Tribute, a song blog paying tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who lay their lives on the line in defense of freedom. Comments welcome.
Joe Creator, a song blog asking questions about God, organized religion, the Bible and related issues. Comments welcome.
Obediah's Promise, a song blog about a wandering dreamer filled with imagery about love, loneliness, and pain. Comments welcome.
Legacy of the Vulture, a song blog describing the horrors of drug abuse and the difficulty our children have avoiding its destructive influence. Comments welcome.