Take My Picture

Song Description

A boy grows up joins the army gets killed in action told through photographs.

Song Length 3:51 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Heartbreaking Subject War, Pride
Language English Era 2000 and later


"That photograph was taken on Dillon's 3rd birthday
August 21st back in 1988
Time can't seem to fade the sparkle in his eyes
Even as the years go by
I still remember that day like it was yesterday

When he said
Take my picture he was riding his first bike
A Polaroid to captured the greatest moment of his life
Take my picture we put it in a frame
Every time I see it I re-live that day again
Take my picture

My boy became a man dressed in army green
They grow up so fast I still can't believe
I still got the papers that sent him off to war
He said freedom was well worth fighting for
We were both so scared and proud and I said

Take my picture when you head out over seas
Every chance you get take it out and talk to me
Take my picture keep it right beside your heart
I will be there with you even though were worlds apart
Take my picture

Then a man came from the army and said my son was coming home
His helicopter's been shot down I'm sorry but he's gone
He handed me a folded flag and a plain brown envelope
Inside was Dillon's photograph and on the back he wrote

Take my picture and hang it on the wall
Tell mom and sis and grandpa how much I miss them all
Take my picture I know we'll be together soon
No matter where I am I am always with you

Take my picture"

Lyrics Riq Turner Producer Rick Hutt
Publisher Riq Turner

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