In November 2007, the rock group “3 Doors Down” came out with the song, “Citizen Soldier.” This song is a tribute to Soldiers serving in the Army and Air Force National Guard. The song was released on their self titled album “3 Doors Down.”
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Here are a few neat things about the song:
- It was filmed in Camp Roberts, California
- The video was frequently played in movie theaters, as a recruitment tool for the National Guard
- It broke the top 100 (#96 spot) on the US Billboard Chart.
- In 2008, the promotion was also put on Dale Earnhardt Jr.s # 88 car
Citizen Soldier Lyrics
Here are a sample of the lyrics:
Beyond the boundaries of your city’s lights,
Stand the heroes waiting for your cries.
So many times you did not bring this on yourself,
When that moment finally comes,
I’ll be there to help.
On that day when you need your brothers and sisters to care,
I’ll be right here.
Citizen soldiers holding the light for the ones that we guide from the dark of despair.
Standing on guard for the ones that we sheltered,
We’ll always be ready because we will always be there.
When there are people crying in the streets,
When they’re starving for a meal to eat,
When they simply need a place to make their beds,
Right here underneath my wing,
You can rest your head.
I think the Citizen Soldier song by 3 Doors Down is pretty neat. Not only is it patriotic, but it was a very different marketing tool for the National Guard. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.