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Well, all I saw was smoke and fire...
I didn't feel a thing.
But suddenly I was rising higher...
And I felt like I just made... the biggest mistake.
When I thought about my unborn child...
When I thought about my wife...
And the answer rang out CLEAR from somewhere up above

No greater gift has man, then to lay down his life for Love.

And I wondered, would I give my life?
Could I make that sacrifice?
If it came down to it, could I take the bullet... I would
Yes I would, For You

Baby, you don't understand... I don't understand it all myself.
But there's a Brother on my left and another on my right
And in his pocket just like mine... he's got a photograph.
And they're waitin' for him back home.

And it's weighing on my mind...
I'm not trying to be the hero... I don't want to die...
But right now, in this moment, you don't think twice.

I wondered, would I give my life?
Could I make that sacrifice?
If it came down to it, could I take the bullet... I would
Yes I would...

You don't think about right.
You don't think about wrong.
You just do what you gotta do... to defend your own.
And I do this thing... for you, yes I would... yes I would.

And I would give my life(guiter solo bomb goes off) I would make that sacrifice.
Cause if it came down to it, could I take the bullet, I would.
Yes, I would, I'd do it for you... I'd do it for you.
I'd take the bullet, yea, Yes I would.



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    UnregisteredJun 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    To my brothers on my left and right... We have lived this song... It brings tears to my eyes.. Wingo, shooter and josh...

    Never forget the taghab valley afghanistan, diyala iraq...
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    UnregisteredOct 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    My very first thought regarded the men and women who sacrifice for their families and fellow military members. However, the second time i listened, i recognized the reference to the crucifixion, one on his left and one on his right, the thieves one of whom repented and the other that didn't. It's funny how it takes a song such as this, which is powerful with the military interpretation and then realizing a bible study was so easily interjected. I have not really thought about thought for too long and i am hopeful that i start thinking more and more of what i was taught as a youth. I have stood up for the less fortunate, run blockade for the disabled, and currently make it my life's mission to defend my military when others mock it. Yes, my military - i am proud of these men and women. Back to the song - lyrics state the soldier is thinking of his unborn child and his wife; many of our service members are children (for lack of a better term) themselves, so young, not having lived their life out of harm's way. And here they are, their dedication to keeping me free, my rights, and i do not feel entitled. I feel truly blessed and i will pray for each and every one of the men and women in the armed services. God bless.
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 3:58 am
    The meaning to me for this song is,

    The fact that even though we (mothers, fathers, girlfriends, fiances, wives, husbands ect. ) may not understand it... In the end, their doing it for us...
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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    Keith urban wrote this song for the movie act of valor. A war movie about sacrifice. So yes, it is about soldiers dying for their country and for their brother in arms. The song also makes references to the ultimate sacrifice on the cross.
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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 4:33 am
    This song has a primary meaning of a man in the military in battle and facing the possiblity of death and leaving behind a family, but also realizing that many others have families waiting for them. He is questioning whether, when the time came, if he could take a bullet for someone else, partially for the future safety of his family, but also for his fellow brothers on the field. This song is also heavily loaded with biblical allusions, such as "no greater gift has man, then to lay down his life for love," which is very similar to a verse in the bible, the fact that jesus didn't want to die, but did for those he loved, and that there were two men, one on either side, of jesus. Truly a beautiful song.

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