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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Country fans are pretty steadfast patriotic Americans. They support our troops and our veterans and always appreciate the sacrifices made by our military and their families.

Country star Trace Adkins is one of those patriotic Americans who stands with our soldiers. And his song, “Til The Last Shot’s Fired” is one any country fan is sure to love. It’s a few years old, but worth listening to again as a reminder of the debt we owe to our Wounded Warriors.

You might want to have a Kleenex handy while you watch the video below. Trace was accompanied by the West Point Glee Club during this CMA performance. Poignantly, he was introduced by one of our Wounded Warriors.

This a song that every patriotic American can appreciate. We can’t do enough to honor and support our troops. This song helps honor their sacrifices. The lyrics are below.

Til The Last Shot’s Fired

I was there in the winter of ’64
When we camped in the ice at Nashville’s doors
Three hundred miles our trail had lead
We barely had time to bury our dead
When the Yankees charged and the colors fell
Overton hill was a living hell
When we called retreat it was almost dark
I died with a grapeshot in my heart
Say a prayer for peace
For every fallen son
Set my spirit free
Let me lay down my gun
Sweet mother Mary I’m so tired
But I can’t come home ’til the last shot’s fired
In June of 1944
I waited in the blood of Omaha’s shores
Twenty-one and scared to death
My heart poundin’ in my chest
I almost made the first seawall
When my friends turned and saw me fall
I still smell the smoke, I can taste the mud
As I lay there dying from a loss of blood
Say a prayer for peace
For every fallen son
Set my spirit free
Let me lay down my gun
Sweet mother Mary I’m so tired
But I can’t come home ’til the last shot’s fired
I’m in the fields of Vietnam,
The mountains of Afghanistan
And I’m still hopin’, waitin’ prayin’
I did not die in vain
Say a prayer for peace
For every fallen son
Set my spirit free
Let me lay down my gun
Sweet mother Mary I’m so tired
But I can’t come home ’til the last shot’s fired
‘Til the last shot’s fired
Say a prayer for peace (for peace)
For our daughters and our sons
Set our spirits free (set us free)
Let us lay down our guns
Sweet mother Mary, we’re so tired
But we can’t come home (No we can’t come home)
‘Til the last shot’s fired

If you liked this song and its message, please share it! We all could use a reminder!

H/T: Rare

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