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
Nineteen 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
[Chorus] 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
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?
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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