My daddy was a Marine

My dad was a marine

When I was younger

I used to wonder

Why couldn't that be me

Then I'd call myself a pussy

People around me called me obscene 

Fifteen surgeries plus

Thirteen Gran Mals

Not to mention my rounds with alcohol 

I may have been rattled 

Within my own battles 

But as you can obviously 

See, nothing has broken me

I now have a family fully complete

With a loving wife plus crazy kids

Despite some struggling we end up on our feet

Gravelin happened to be unraveling 

When my baby was coming up

She made me so sick

I wanted to throw up

She flipped script quick

Now Kim is a stranger

Hopefully drastic measures changes her

Coffee brandy and pills

For cheap tricks and thrills

Bouncing between jobs

Struggling to cover the bills

I've looked back at almost forty

Seeing all I've overcome 

I'm my own soldier 

I carry my family on my shoulders 

Thank you John unfortunately you're gone

I'm a fighter 

My daddy was a marine 

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