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Posted: 8/5/2005 9:51:17 AM EDT
I don't listen to much country music these days, but I just heard a Trace Adkins son for the first time that was pretty darn good. It's called "Arlington". I have no idea if it's new or been out a while, but it's a pretty song I think you all would like.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:52:35 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:54:07 AM EDT
Is that the song where he talks about showing 9/11 footage every day so that everyone would stay angry like they should be?

Smalls
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:57:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 10:03:42 AM EDT by Findsman]

Originally Posted By Smalls:
Is that the song where he talks about showing 9/11 footage every day so that everyone would stay angry like they should be?

Smalls


No, I think that's a Toby Keith song. The "we'll put a boot in your ass" one.

"Arlington" is a little more somber/sad song about Arlington National Cemetary and the heroes there. It's been playing for a little while (couple months maybe? my sense of time is shot these days) here in Texas. I like it.

*edit*
as they say, this thread is no good without pictures audio...

www.cmt.com/artists/az/adkins_trace/artist.jhtml

There's a link to the music video midway down, but it is slow as hell.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:58:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 9:59:57 AM EDT by AFSilverado]
I never thought that this is where I'd settle down.
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown.
They gave me this plot of land,
Me and some other men, for a job well done.

There's a big White House sits on a hill just up the road.
The man inside, he cried the day they brought me home.
They folded up a flag and told my Mom and Dad:
"We're proud of your son."

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done.
I can rest in peace;
I'm one of the chosen ones:
I made it to Arlington.

I remember Daddy brought me here when I was eight.
We searched all day to find out where my grand-dad lay.
And when we finally found that cross,
He said: "Son, this is what it cost to keep us free."

Now here I am, a thousand stones away from him.
He recognized me on the first day I came in.
And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels,
And saluted me.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done.
I can rest in peace;
I'm one of the chosen ones:
I made it to Arlington.

And everytime I hear twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home to us.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done.
We can rest in peace;
'Cause we are the chosen ones:
We made it to Arlington.

Yeah, dust to dust,
Don't cry for us:
We made it to Arlington.




Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:00:17 AM EDT
really good song, get lots of play
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:00:17 AM EDT
That's a tear-in-the-eye song... Good for listening once in a while but I don't listen to songs like that a lot.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:07:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Smalls:
Is that the song where he talks about showing 9/11 footage every day so that everyone would stay angry like they should be?

Smalls



I believe you are thinking of Daryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten". This one is Trace singing as if he were buried there at Arlington. He makes reference to hearing 21 gun salutes and knowing that mean's another hero has come home.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:09:27 AM EDT
I heard it on my way to pick up lunch.

I haven't seen the video yet but I'll give it a look.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:15:49 AM EDT
its a good song. They dont play it much on the radio here, but i got the CD
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:40:11 AM EDT
Very effective song, not overly sentimental or forced. It got me the first time I heard it.

My parents are both buried there, and I see new graves being dug every time I go. Very sobering.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:17:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
That's a tear-in-the-eye song... Good for listening once in a while but I don't listen to songs like that a lot.



I'm getting a bit misty just reading the lyrics.

Haven't heard the song yet. <turning radio to country station>
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:10:50 PM EDT
Yep, heard it the other day. Pretty good.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:24:19 PM EDT
Was on his diet last spring.
Lost 18 pounds.
Heard the company's having financial
problems; it's now in Chapter eleven
bankruptsy re-organization.
Really liked the mashed cauliflower like they
served at that Atkins friendly restaurant in the mall.

That is all.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:31:53 PM EDT
I may be a manly man but the first time I heard it , it made me ball like a baby(was alone)
Went and bought the CD. Songs like this is the reason about the only thing I listen to anymore is country or other older music. Almost every country music singer has very patriotic songs.
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