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Toby Keith - American Soldier - Lyrics Meaning

The lyrics to American Soldier by Toby Keith explain a soldier's feelings and responsibilities to his family and his country. He wants to be a good husband and father, and to also meet the needs of everyone else. He explains that he is not a soldier for the money because he is still unable to pay all of his bills, and the glory is not a good reason because it is not always glorious. He is a soldier because he knows that he has to fight for the future of his family and his country.

There are negatives to being a soldier, such as not being able to call in sick, or having to work on holidays or all night long, but they do not come near the benefits. He is aware of the risks that are associated with being a soldier, and he claims that he does not want to die for his country, but if that is what happens then he will "bear that cross with honor" because he understands it is a cost for the freedom we enjoy in our country. He will fight for freedom and liberty, and if that is jeopardized than he will take a stand because that is what is expected of him as an American soldier.

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Should've Been A Cowboy

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