AMERICAN SOLDIER

AMERICAN SOLDIER
Song
Chuck Cannon
Toby Keith
Tokeco Tunes (BMI)

Dreamworks Record #0044-50435-2

One of the few songs to come out of the Iraq War of 2003-.

 

Tokeco Tunes (BMI), Wacissa River Music, Inc.(BMI) Administered by BPJ Administration.

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 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.
I’m an American,
An American,
An American soldier.

Iraq
AMERICAN SOLDIER