I AM A SOLDIER
Words and music by REGGIE MICHAUD © 1980-2014
Are you traveling across that sea? Will you take this to my family?
For it seems like such a gloomy day. I’m a prisoner and I have to stay.
While my people are so far away. Won’t you help me someone please?
Now the young son of the enemy keeps his bankroll hidden carefully
And he tells dad in his boyish way bout the latest joke of the USA
And the man can’t help but look away, for his hate’s too strong to tease!
I am a soldier fighting for the land of the free
All of your children can sleep tight tonight because of me
Someday I will be back to enjoy what I now protect
I don’t need to be your hero; I just want to earn your respect
From the ground and in the air, we will fight because we care
For the people that we love with the grace from God above…
If you see me on that road, you can help me with this heavy load
And together we can find a way to our freedom from the games we play
Cause my reason seems so far away. Won’t you help me someone please?
I must go now on this very day, to the battle and into harm’s way.
For it’s time now to obey commands and engage the war with these two hands
I must set aside my lifelong plans; won’t you pray for soldiers please?
I am a soldier fighting for what I now believe
All you civilians wait and watch; shout and grieve
Someday I will be there if I live to see another day
I don’t need to be your hero; it’s just the price someone's got to pay