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A dedication to Soldiers young and old, serving and retired.
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STAND TALL.

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STANDS TALL, written By Austin Nichols

Five boys, shake each other's hands...
Five boys, fight in a foreign land...
too far from their mother's reach...
Five boys, leave a brother on the beach...

Four boys, in another campaign...
Four boys, know war's ugly pain...
Lost another one just before wars end...
Three soldiers home their new war begins...

The gathering disperse...
Two figures left staring 6ft down...

The old soldier stands tall...
The old soldier's salute will never fall...
The rain hides his tears he doesn’t make a sound...
He just whispers, not just a Digger in the ground...

Three old boys, meet up once a year...
Three old boys, lest we forget before they say cheers...
Lost another soul at the end of a rope...
"I tried" and "you’re the best mates," left in a note...

Two becomes one as time walks through his doors...
his youngest in the jungle fights an I don’t know cause...
she came back such a different man...
well you weren’t there, how could you understand...

4th generation in no-man’s land...
Fighting the mountain he’s fighting the sand...
So brave he saved the rest, read the medals on his chest
With the going down of the sun, is he laid to rest...

Carried to the plane on arms interlocked...
Not just a countries flag, over a box. No No No...

The old soldier stands tall...
The old soldier's salute will never fall...
The rain hides his tears he doesn’t make a sound...
He just whispers, not just a Digger in the ground...

The gathering disperse...
Two figure left staring 6ft down...

The old soldier stands tall...
The old soldier's salute will never fall...
The rain hides his tears he doesn’t make a sound...
He just whispers, not just a Digger in the ground...

Sons and Daughters, and fathers lie quiet under that mound,
he whispers, not just a Digger in the ground."

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released March 12, 2016
Special Thanks to Willy Mars, the consummate professional and his guitar skills. Shift studios for their help with the recording/mix/mastering.

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