The Weight of the Badge

Album: Honky Tonk Time Machine (2019)
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  • It's gonna be a long one another graveyard shift
    As he says goodbye to his wife and kids
    He spends his life just like his dad's
    Driving away under the weight of the badge

    He's seen it all in his fifteen years
    Watching our backs, facing our fears
    Lord knows it ain't no easy task
    Keeping us safe under the weight of the badge

    He swore that oath to protect and serve
    Pours his heart and soul into both those words
    Lays his life on the line
    The line he walks is razor fine
    Tempered strength is always tough
    But he ain't gonna buckle
    Under the weight of the badge

    Not that long ago he woke up in the hospital
    With his wife and kids praying by his bed
    He said "I'm gonna be alright, there's just sometimes you gotta fight"
    And the truth is nothing truer could be said
    I do it for us and I do it for them
    And I ain't gonna buckle under the weight of the badge

    It doesn't weigh a lot until you put it on
    And the weight of it is staggering
    Then duty calls each time
    He knows he's got to answer
    And it's all in the hand of
    The heavy weight of the badge
    And he ain't gonna buckle
    Under the weight of the badge
    No he ain't gonna buckle
    Under the weight of the badge

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