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good question It is tough to pick a best I like a lot of different types of music listen nowadays mostly country & rock but if I had to pic my Fav. I guess I would have to say stairway to heaven Led Zepplin

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Around here -- it's the one with the Twas the Night Before Christmas theme, but with some very different wording. It's when Santa goes down a chimney of a soldier or Marine and finds him alone and sleeping on a poncho on the floor. It's a touching song that all of us who have served can understand and appreciate.

Carry on, Santa. All is secure.

Those are some of the words towards the end of the song, for it is our service men and women who are keeping us secure, something all of us should be greatful for - and, something we should thank God for.

Okay, I'll get off of my little soapbox now. Sorry for getting a little bit carried away on the subject. Maybe it's not the case in forums such as this, but all to often across our great country people tend to forget the sacrifices made day in and day out by those in uniform. So during this holiday season, let's try to keep them daily in our prayers.

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rdrader2002, here is the poem/song you were referring to...

'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney with presents to give,
and to see just who in this little house lived.

As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

No Stockings by mantle, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.

With medals and badges, awards of all kinds,
A sobering thought came through my mind.

For this house was different, it was dark and dreary,
The home of a soldier, I could now see clearly.

The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home.

The face was so gentle, the room in such disorder,
Not how I picture a United States Soldier.

Was this the hero of whom I'd just read?
Curled up on a poncho, the floor for a bed?

I realized the families that I saw this night,
owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.

Soon round the world, the children would play,
and grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas day.

They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
because of the soldiers, like the one lying here.

I couldn't help wondering how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.

The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to one knee and started to cry.

The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
"Santa don't cry, for this life is my choice".

I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more,
My life is my God, my country, my corps."

The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep,
I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.

I kept watch for hours, so silent and still,
as we both shivered from the cold night's chill.

I didn't want to leave, on that cold, dark night,
this guardian of honor, so willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure,
whispered, "Carry on Santa...., It's Christmas Day...., All is secure.

One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend.... and to all a Good Night.

~ Author Unknown *~

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its hard for me to pick a favorite. iv had songs like Trace Atkins "Arlington", and Tim McGraws "if your reading this" move me to tears.

and songs like "Letters from home" by John michael Montgumery, and "Never gona feal like that again" by Kenny chesny remind me of were i have been.

the song "Austin" by Blake shelton is one of the reasons i got marryed.

My grandfather passed listening to "Amazing Grace"

and there are so many great ******* antheims like "countery bay can servive" by Hank jr, and kiss my countery a$$" by Rett Atkins, "8 second ride" by Jake Owen, and one of my new favorits that seems to so well describe how i view life "way out here" by Josh Tompson.
link below

YouTube - Josh Thompson - Way Out Here

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i love all music but if i could ever only here one song it would have to be something that would no matter what bring a smerky smile to my face and a bounce of the head and that one and only true song would have to go out to AC/DC- back-n-black. and i love every thing from death metal to clasic but thats all ways the first to pop up any time anyone has ever asked me that question. so for those about to rock i solute you. and AC/DC it is for me:thumbup:
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