"American Soldier" as written by and Toby Keith/chuck Cannon....
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 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

And I can't call in sick on Mondays
When the weekends 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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"American Soldier" as written by Toby Keith Chuck Cannon

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    General CommentI like this song as it is directed at all the American soldiers past and present that have served to ensure that we can enjoy the freedoms we have. Anyone who says differently, doesn't care for his/her freedom, and should pick up a rifle and stand on the wall.
    skarnuon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song as most the others i write about on here have a lot of meaning and shows the world we support what these men and woman are doing. This song is for all the marines, navy, army, and air force out there. God bless you all...thankyou for serving.
    dead_on_the_insideon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm a soldier deployed to Afghanistan. The first time I heard this song it was played at a ceremony for a friend of mine that was lost on October 27th and I cried more than I can ever remember criying in my life. Now everytime I hear it I tear up. It also has alot of meaning to me cause everything it says is exactly how I feel. I'll leave this post with this qoute I found, I just can't remember who said it.

    "We must never forget that freedom is never really free. It is the most costly thing in the world, and freedon is never paid in a lump sum. Installments come due in every generation. All any of us can do is offer the generations that follow a chance for freedom."
    Renholderon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs shows that people should respect what a soldier does for his country, and stop putting them down, just support them and believe in them and let them fight for your freedom.
    whiskeygirl11on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cried the first time i saw this video...toby keith could never have a bad song!!
    countrygirl_04on December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is wonderful. It shows that there are people who are fighting for our freedom. and how many harships they have to encounter. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS...GOD BLESS AMERICA.
    boycottfranceon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy boyfriend is a specialist in the army and is in iraq right now, everytime I hear this song it brings back every memory I have of him and makes my day a little better knowing he is in my life. I love him and hope he comes home soon! to all the soldiers out there, thank you for fighting for what we believe in and this country. God bless you all and come home safe and soon!!!
    rescue_hero_amyon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGod bless all of the men and women protecting our great country! I love you all and wish for a safe and speedy return. My boyfriend is also in the army and I am very proud of the work he does. This song is great and it just makes me respect our military even more.
    emlee7on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song just sends chills down my spine every time I hear it, even reading what people have posted on here just gives me the goosebumps..one question I have for any of you who may be veterans or over in Iraq right now...I have a friend who just returned from Iraq not too long ago, and he can't stand this song. I don't really think he wants to tell me why, so I've never asked. We went to WeFest (huge country music festival in Minnesota for those who don't know) and Toby Keith was there. He said that if he played this song he was going to walk out because he just can't listen to it. So to make a long story short..is there any Veterans or Soldiers that feel the same way about this song, does it portray something wrong??
    musicfanaticon September 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song!
    wildandcrazyGSon March 18, 2006   Link

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