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Trace Adkins Shares Patriotic Video for ‘Still a Soldier’

 

Back in March, Trace Adkins continued his longstanding support of the U.S. military with “Still a Soldier,” a cut from his Something’s Going On album. The song tells of a veteran living a relatively normal middle class life back home. Beneath his working man’s exterior beats the heart of a solider, ready to return to the battlefield if duty calls. In all, songwriters Wade Kirby and Phil O’Donnell took country music’s penchant for unabashed patriotism and turned it into a believable story about a man who could be anyone’s neighbor or relative.

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The video’s release benefits Adkins for a couple of reasons. One, the visual story told really brings the soldier in the song to life. It’ll be hard to circle a cul-de-sac anytime soon without wondering if there’s a veteran in the neighborhood living out the lyrics. In addition, Adkins reiterates his personal stance on standing for the National Anthem as the NFL season hits its home stretch.

“Still a Soldier” Lyrics

He’s got a corner lot on Dogwood Drive
A year old truck and a nine to five
Comes home at night to a pretty wife
With a baby due
He’ll sleep in on Saturday
Cut the grass if it don’t rain
After church he’ll watch the game
And have a beer or two
 
He’ll stand up
When he hears the anthem
And that won’t ever change
 
He’s still a soldier
His blood runs red, white and blue
He put away his gun and boots
But he still believes
The American Dream
‘Til his last breath he’ll always be
A soldier
He’s still a soldier
 
He’s on his couch for the news at ten
He’ll see those places that he’s been
And when a brother falls
there’s a part of him that does too
And if they called and needed him back
Oh, he’d be on that plane
 
He’s still a soldier
His blood runs red, white and blue
He put away his gun and boots
But he still believes
The American Dream
‘Til his last breath he’ll always be
A soldier
 
He don’t wake up anymore
When he hears thunder
Oh, but even if he lives
To be a hundred
He’ll still be a soldier
He’s still a soldier
 
He’s put away his gun and boots
But he still believes
The American Dream
‘Til his last breath he’ll always be
A soldier
He’s still a soldier
He’s still a soldier

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Trace Adkins Shares Patriotic Video for ‘Still a Soldier’