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The Other Little Soldier

The Other Little Soldier
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"The Other Little Soldier" - Josh Gracin
He used to play in Daddy's uniform
With the stipes across the sleeve.
And he knew when he was all grown up
What he was gonna be.
He'd used to like to ambush
Every careless cat or dog
That had the nerve to cross
The battle lines that he had drawn.
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And even though he didn't know
What his dad was fightin' for
He was proud to be the other little soldier
In this war.
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The phone rang in the middle of the night
When they called his dad to go.
He kissed him and his mom good-bye
And said, "God, I love you both.
Now, I know that it's a lot to ask
Of such a little man,
But hold the fort and I'll be home
As quickly as I can."
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And even though he didn't know
What his dad was fightin' for
He was proud to be the other little soldier
In this war.
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A wall could not begin to hold
The names of all the kids
Who gave the greatest sacrifice
That any child could give.
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one last salute...


It was the first time he'd ever seen
A flag from up that close.
And he watched them as they folded it
So careful, and so slow.
As they gave it to his mother
He knew what he should do.
He raised his little hand
And gave his dad one last salute...
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And even though he didn't know
What his dad was fightin' for
He was proud to be the other little soldier
He was proud to be the other little soldier...
In this war.
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hmmm yeah.