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Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm Already Home

The following is a BMS (Blurry Monitor Syndrome) post.

Tim McGraw performed at the 42nd Annual Country Music Awards May 15, 2007. He flew in family members of fallen troops all expenses paid to Las Vegas where the show was being taped. The families were standing behind Tim as he sings the song, making it that much more special. The video is cut short and it's a shame, the families coming out on stage was soul wrenching.

"This kind of generosity and support for our troops overwhelms me," said Debbie Lee who will be there, mother of Marc Alan Lee , the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq on 8-2-06. "Especially when we see so many from Hollywood and the music industry who use their voice and money to protest the war in Iraq," she continued.

I'm still trying to figure out how Tim held it together during that performance. The lyrics are so powerful and hit home to the broken families around the world. I hope he adds this to the soul2soul concert this summer. Hats off to Tim, Warren brothers, and Dancehall Doctors for an amazing tribute.

Dear Families of Fallen Troups, God bless you. May you find strength and peace with each passing day. And may God bless you with healing beyond belief. I only wish there was more I could do, but God can do it all, and I will pray often for all of you.



I'm Already Home

If you’re reading this…and my mama’s sitting there-
Looks like I only got a one-way ticket over here.

Sure wish I…could give you one more kiss-
War was just a game we played when we were kids.

Well, I’m laying down my gun…I’m hanging up my boots-
I’m up here with God and we’re both watching over you.

So lay me down…in that open field out on the edge of town-
And know my soul…is where my mama always prayed they’d ever go…
If you’re reading this –
I’m already home.

If you’re reading this…half way round the world-
I won’t be there to see the birth of our little girl.

I hope she looks like you…I hope she fights like me-
And stands up for the innocent and the weak.

I’m laying down my gun…I’m hanging up my boots-
Tell dad I don’t regret that I followed in his shoes.

So lay me down…in that open field out on the edge of town-
And know my soul…is where my mama always prayed they’d ever go…
If you’re reading this –
I’m already home.

If you’re reading this…there’s gonna come a day-
When you’ll move on and find someone else and that’s okay.

Just remember this…I’m in a better place-
Where soldiers live in peace and angels sing amazing grace.

So lay me down…in that open field out on the edge of town-
And know my soul…is where my mama always prayed they’d ever go…
If you’re reading this –
I’m already home.

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