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DOUG BRZAK: Music

BY CHOICE A MARINE II

(DOUG BRZAK)
November 5, 2010
Brzak/Loewen
My grandpa worked the dirt, grandma raised the kids
A December morn in forty-one changed everything they did
From the hills of West Virginia to the Phillipines
American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE

A chip off the old block, it came as no surprise
When daddy left my mom and me to fly through foreign skies
Crew chief and loadmaster on a C-117
American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE

No one really wants to go and they sure don't want to die
With the picture in their mind framed by a clear-blue sky
The symbol of the land they love, you know what I mean
American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE

I've been there and back, I may have to go again
I'll do so proudly for my country, family and friends
Sacrifice and service just a part of my routine
American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE

No one really wants to go and they sure don't want to die
With the picture in their mind framed by a clear-blue sky
The symbol of the land they love, you know what I mean
American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE

My grandpa lies at Arlington and daddy's in Mt. Rest
Today my daughter called to say she passed her PT test

No one really wants to go and they sure don't want to die
With the picture in their mind framed by a clear-blue sky
The symbol of the land they love, you know what I mean
American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE

An American by birth and BY CHOICE A MARINE
No one really wants to go and they sure don't want to die...