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Other Little Soldier
by Josh Gracin



He used to play in Daddy's uniform
With the stripes across the sleeve
And he knew when he was all grown up
What he was gonna be
He used to like to ambush
Every careless cat and dog
That had the nerve to cross
Battle lines that he had drawn

Chorus
And even though he didn't know
What his dad was fighting for
He was proud to be the other
little soldier
in this war

The phone rang in the middle of the night
When they called his dad to go
Kissed him and his mom good-bye
He said 'God I love you both'
Now I know that it's alot to ask
Of such a little man
But hold the fort and I'll be home
As quickly as I can

And even though he didn't know
What his dad was fighting for
He was proud to be the other
little soldier
in this war

Bridge
A wall could not begin to hold
The names of all the kids
Who gave the greatest sacrifice
That any child could give

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

And even though he didn't know
What his dad was fighting for
He was proud to be the other
little soldier
in this war
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Lyrics submitted by rebecca.