(VERSE ONE)

I was with them as they walked up the porch steps

She opened the door and I could tell that she knew

We asked, "Could we please come inside?"

And she nodded and ushered us in

Quietly we told her the bad news

Kevin was dead he'd been killed yesterday

She gasped and dropped to the couch

I sat down beside her and I heard her whisper…

(Chorus)

Kevin always wanted to be a soldier

He wanted to give his life so others would be free

And you got to always remember

That he's in heaven watching over you…and me

(VERSE TWO)

Down the hall their little girl came

Unknown to her that her Daddy was gone

She asked for a glass of water and her mother took her hand

She said, "I have to tell you something sad."

The little girl looked afraid and glanced around

"Daddy's gone to heaven to wait for us."

The tears began to fall and her mother said…

(Chorus)

Daddy always wanted to be a soldier

He wanted to give his life so others would be free

And you got to always remember

That he's in heaven watching over you…and me

(VERSE THREE)

Everyone was dressed in black

Except the soldiers who had come to honor their fallen comrade

The flag was taken from the coffin and handed to the woman

She took it carefully and set it by her side

They asked her if she wanted to say something

She nodded, stood, and said….

(Chorus)

Kevin always wanted to be a soldier

He wanted to give his life so others would be free

And you got to always remember

That he's in heaven watching over you…and me

(VERSE FOUR)

There wasn't a dry eye in the room as she walked back to her seat

The people were touched and amazed

That this man had given everything up, so they could be free

And as they went home that evening everyone could hear a whisper in their mind

(Chorus)

Kevin always wanted to be a soldier

He wanted to give his life so others would be free

And you got to always remember

That he's in heaven watching over you…and me

He's in heaven watching over you…and me


Don't forget the soldiers out there dying, so we can be free!!