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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.

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...

There... there... there...

Hope and pray that you'll never need me,
But rest assured I will not let you down.
I'll walk beside you but you may not see me,
The strongest among you may not wear a crown.

On that day when you need your brothers and sisters to care,
I'll be right here!
On that day when you don't have the strength for the burden you bear,
I'll be right here!
Citizen soldiers holding the light for the ones that we guide from the dark of despair.
(Citizen soldiers)
Standing on guard for the ones that we sheltered,
We'll always be ready because we will always be there.



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    AerthChildDec 31, 2008 at 10:16 pm
    The true Citizen Soldier is the one who stands tall among his fellows, unseen and unheard, until he helps another. This song isn't about war at all, but it is saying that a true soldier, a true hero, is the common man, one who helps wherever he can. He meaning he or she.
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    uvaplaya89May 11, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    I think that the meaning of this song is derived from the idea of actual citizen soldiers in the army; everyday americans who become guardians for their neighbors and fellow americans.
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    PurplePenguin18Mar 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    You all are right about the meaning of this song. I am in the national guard and ill be leaving soon to basic traning i just got in so yeah. All my friends think im wacked up cuz i signed up for Active Duty so that means i have a high chance of going to Iraq when im done with basic and AIT schooling fun lol.
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    UnregisteredAug 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Face the odds and protect those who believe in me. To stay true to principles and able to do your duty.
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    UnregisteredJul 14, 2012 at 2:18 am
    A citizen soldier is someone who dedicate their life to help protect the right and freedoms that we all have and enjoy in our daily lives. They are soldiers that are all around us working beside us each and every day. They are someone that would give their live to protect the american way of live and our freedoms.

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