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I wrote this tune some years back with the military in mind. There was potential for my brother to be sent overseas at the time, and I wanted to write a song that conveyed the real passion and purpose felt by those willing to sacrifice everything. It brought some peace to me, knowing that if he had gone to fight, he was doing so with a desire to serve and protect all of us back home.

If you are a veteran or active military, let this song be a testament to my gratitude for you. I can't imagine what your lives must be like having to make the countless sacrifices you do. You are appreciated and loved.

If you know a veteran, take the time to shake their hand and thank them for their service. It doesn't matter if you agree with the political situation surrounding war or not. The bottom line is that in moments of fear, when lives are at stake, these individuals took an oath to step up and fight for us. That is something to be both honored and admired.

lyrics

I may not be a wise man
but there is one thing I know
If you can't understand something's value
it's not hard to let it go
and every time somebody stops to ask me
why the battles must go on
I just smile right back at their face
and calmly I respond

I fight even though I might bleed
I fight because I believe
I'll give my life to keep my family free
and there ain't nobody out there
who could take that away from me

The car behind me passes
on the right side of mine
with another bumper sticker
talkin' 'bout the war
I think to myself
If he knew how many men were killed
just so he could speak his mind
he might begin to have a notion
of what it is we're fighting for

That's why I fight even though I might bleed
I fight because I believe
I'll give my life to keep my family free
and there ain't nobody out there
who could take that away from me
I'm free
and there ain't nobody out there
who could take that away from me

Oh, say can you see
by the dawn's early light
what so proudly we hailed
and for what I'm gonna fight

I said I fight even though I might bleed
I fight because I believe
I'll give my life to keep my family free
and there ain't nobody out there
who could take that away from me

credits

released November 11, 2015
recorded at Willamette Mountain Farm & Studio
produced by Joshua James
engineered by Jordan Clark
mastered by Rich Morales of Super Fine Audio
in addition to myself on vocals and keys, this song also features:
Aaron Anderson on Drums
Isaac Russell on Bass
Evan Coulumbe on Electric Guitar

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Aaron Miller Hill San Marcos, Texas

Aaron Miller Hill is a singer-songwriter.

Playing various instruments and writing all of his own music, AMH provides listeners with a truly unique experience as they dive into the depths of emotion with him.

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