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 spent 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 handling the weight
    Oh, 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 Writer/s: Bubba Strait, Dean Dillon, George Strait
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp., HORI PRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Robert from ScThis song is so true you really deal with it 24 hrs a day along with your family. These people that don't care about the police and first responders need to learn what these people go thru and see everyday support them don't do them. There might be that time you really need them.
  • Sharon Grealish ReynoldsIn Graniteville,SC You are Family Blood or not. Our first responders tried their best! Thank You for such a Great & Beautiful Song. Salute! Love Sharon Grealish Reynolds GHS 80!,SC where Chlorine was let out onto My Hometown & Our first responders to the terrible spill! Graniteville is a Small textile town SC. Raised in Graniteville SC! When I heard Your Song, George it reminded Me of The Terrible train derailment in Graniteville SC.
  • Workman Foster & Theresa from Logan Wv thanks george and most of all thanks to all of you officers both men and women .
  • Donna from Saskatchewan Love this song and it has so much meaning to me as I have several immediate family in the force. I get the song is focused on one certain story. I do wished the word “he” could have been changed to “they”. They all have many stories, good and bad.
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