"Toy Soldiers" as written by and Terrell H. Clark Scott Andrew Milstead....
Today I strike out on my own
The dog is dead. The kids have grown
I fell asleep in my writing chair
I dreamed I'd found my childhood stare
To family dinner Christmas night
We'd cross the river shipyard lights
Before the heartbreak and unknown
Today I strike out on my own

[Chorus]
Hi-diddely-o, didn't ya know?
You fade once you glow
Didn't ya know, child?
After the rhyme, high time
Diddely-o, didn't you know?
You fade once you glow
Didn't ya known, child?
After the rhyme, high time

The families gather but we're all
Mere shadows in this banquet hall
I'm beggin' mom will you understand
I'm beggin' dad will you hold her hand
To play outside was all I'd known
And Christmas lights on every home

[Chorus]

We find the people of our dreams
We find that they're not what they seem
I've learned that people come and go
I've learned that families break and grow
Toy soldiers brave away those tears
Toy soldiers hope for better years
Today I strike out on my own
The dog is dead. We kids have grown

[Chorus]


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"Toy Soldiers" as written by Carter Gravatt Barry Thomas Privett

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    General CommentAs a recent college graduate, this song means so much to me. One of the greatest songs I've ever heard.
    sein514on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a fairly plain meaning, I mean, he explains it in the third section... but I still really like knowing that someone has a very similar expiriance to mine. families breaking up, people becoming what you didn't think they originally were... its all very close to home. thankyou carbon leaf!!!
    corriebirdon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was the 1st CL song I heard, so I blame it for getting me hooked!
    abbott75on March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm in love with the chorus :)
    lelemonadeon April 06, 2008   Link

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