I see the sun now

As if for the first time in years

I see that I'm the one now

Born to quell your fears

Come death

Come sorrow

Come wrath, hate, and pain

Send me your worst

On a sad morning rain

Know that I am unafraid

That I may stare you down

And in the end

When all things have been

I will wear your crown

On gloomy summer morning

On frozen winter eve

I am proud to claim the title of United States Marine

In the barren desert

In forests filled with steam

I am proud to claim the title of United States Marine

I stand here with you this morning

With uniform and dress

Covered in my glory

Presenting you my best

But in the coming months

When I am shipped away

My cloths will all be dirty

My glory gone that day

When the blood is on my hands

And the battle starts to rage

Know I still present my best

For all of you today

And as the dust settles

In this barren land

The sun will set upon us

And the blood on the sand

So in this filthy desert

Where nothing here is clean

I am proud to claim the title of United States Marine

And in the blood soaked country

Of killers, liars, and thieves

I am proud to claim the title of United States Marine