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I make your cars on the assembly line

I paint houses and I need overtime.

Cuz the Good Lord knows Iíve got bills to pay

Problem is they were all due yesterday.

I work six days a week with one for prayer,
wonít ever back down because I don't care.



CHORUS

Iíve got a lot on my mind and more in my heart

Iíve made ties that bind and then I pull them apart

It seems to me that I should someday make a stand

but the hairs on my head went from brown to whiter

And Iíve often been told Iím a lover and a fighter.

Iím not a puzzle, Iím an American Man.

END CHORUS

They tell me to use my vacation time

ignoring my family is a crime.

I rise every day at the crack of dawn

I kiss them bye with my uniform on.

Cuz I love my kids and I love my wife.

I fight everyday to give them a life.

CHORUS

Iíve got a lot on my mind and more in my heart

Iíve made ties that bind and then I pull them apart

It seems to me that I should someday make a stand

but the hairs on my head went from brown to whiter

And Iíve often been told Iím a lover and a fighter.

Iím not a puzzle, Iím an American Man.

END CHORUS

I fight your wars ďYes Sir I volunteerĒ

And Yes Sir I do it year after year.

They never told me my life would be fun

But they did tell me to carry a gun.

Iím asked why did I decide to go fight

I had kids in their bed to kiss goodnight.

CHORUS

Iíve got a lot on my mind and more in my heart

Iíve made ties that bind and then I pull them apart

It seems to me that I should someday make a stand

but the hairs on my head went from brown to whiter

And Iíve often been told Iím a lover and a fighter.

Iím not a puzzle, Iím an American Man.

END CHORUS

So my answer might not make sense to you

Iíll go in the hopes my kids wonít have to.

Iíll see the hells and watch my brothers fall

Iím sorry I couldnít die an old man

But to my wife and kids I made my stand.



United we stood once upon a timeÖ




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by Robert Walker





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