Album: The Distance (2009)
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  • Nineteen
    The number on his back wore the captain of
    The high school football team

    Took us all the way to state
    Got a scholarship to play down in Tennessee

    He could catch he could throw he could run he
    Could go like you've never seen

    But on the day those twin towers came down
    His whole world turned around
    He told them all I can't play ball there's a war on now
    He marched right in with a few good
    Men and joined the marines

    At nineteen

    He's a boy next door
    He might of carried your bags at the grocery store
    Now he's somebody's son in a hole
    With a gun in a foreign land
    Trying to hold on to his American dream

    At nineteen

    There's a sniper out there in the dark
    Somewhere and a soldier is down
    Need someone who can duck and run and get him out somehow
    What one good man will raise his hand
    And take one for the team
    How bout you nineteen?


    Nineteen Nineteen

    Brought him home today with a big
    Parade down on main street
    Gotta Purple Heart and a Silver Star solder gave a speech
    Said he could catch he could throw he could
    Run he's the one that rescued me

    Could have played for Tennessee
    He was nineteen
    He was only nineteen Writer/s: GARY NICHOLSON, JEFFREY STEELE, TOM HAMBRIDGE
    Publisher: 3 RING CIRCUS MUSIC LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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