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A thousand thoughts running through my head
As I stepped off the plane in a foreign land
Half a world away from everything I knew
Was I gonna be safe, what should I expect
Was it like the war on my tv set
I was thanking God that I was just passing through
Well I'd come so far to sing my songs for soldiers old and young
I tried to tell 'em all how proud I was,
But the words just wouldn't come

[Chorus:]
What do you say to the ones who've given it all
Put their lives on the line when duty calls
How do you give back to those who give up everything
What do you do when you look them in the eyes
When you know they made that sacrifice
When words aren't enough to tell 'em just what you're feeling
That's a time when the least that you can do is just say
Thank You

A thousand lights are shining down
As I stepped out on the stage to a waiting crowd
Knowing some of them would never make it home
And I thought about everything I had
I thought about my friends and my mom and dad
And how I'd see them in all in just a week or so
The soldiers came up one by one and thanked me for my time
I said I'm not the one who's standing out there on the front line

[Chorus x2]
What do you say to the ones who've given it all
Put their lives on the line when duty calls
How do you give back to those who give up everything
What do you do when you look them in the eyes
When you know they made that sacrifice
When words aren't enough to tell 'em just what you're feeling
That's a time when the least that you can do is just say
Whoa, that's a time when the least that you can do is just say
Thank You

Thank You



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