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RED, WHITE, AND YOU (Available at AMAZON.com, CDBABY.com, and OTHER online music stores!) Click HERE for story and lyrics!

(Performed by Michael Barrineau)
written by Doug Brzak
The RED, WHITE & YOU was written to honor the thousands of reservists from ALL branches of the United States Armed Forces who have volunteered to serve our great nation here at home and abroad. They have left friends and family behind, many today remain in harm's way. Their service and sacrifice ends forever the myth that they are, or ever were, "JUST A WEEKEND WARRIOR!"
RED, WHITE, AND YOU
© 2005 DOUG BRZAK (ASCAP)

A single-mom slips from her bunk and drops down to her knees
She asks for strength to face a day that holds no guarantees
She pictures someone with her son tucking him in bed
And longs for that day to come when she’ll be there instead

There’s no such thing as just A WEEKEND WARRIOR
With what they’re called to do
The life they’ve put on hold back home they now lay on the line
For THE RED, WHITE AND YOU

The youngest driver in the convoy just turned twenty-one
A wedding band on his left-hand flashes in the sun
This ain’t like the miles he logged when he worked for U.P.S.
He’ll call her later on to plan the honeymoon they missed

There’s no such thing as just A WEEKEND WARRIOR
With what they’re called to do
The life they’ve put on hold back home they now lay on the line
For THE RED, WHITE AND YOU

A teacher and a preacher’s son are standing guard tonight
A moonless sky is lit up by a distant firefight
They were total strangers before this all began
Now they’re brothers united defending our homeland

There’s no such thing as just A WEEKEND WARRIOR
With what they’re called to do
The life they’ve put on hold back home they now lay on the line
For THE RED, WHITE AND YOU

Yeah the life they put on hold back home they now lay on the line
For THE RED, WHITE AND YOU

THE RED, WHITE AND YOU