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Closer To Home

This song is by The Oak Ridge Boys and appears on the album Front Row Seats (2006).

He's 68 and brings my morning paper
Each day while it's dark
Then hustles off to greet folks
At the Highway 9 Walmart.

His daughter moved back home last year
With their two boys, twelve and ten,
Then she skipped town and left him
And his wife to care for them.

It used to be Superman
Johnny Bench and then George Jones
But lately I've been finding
All my heroes closer to home.

Every time I see a squad car
Or pass a firehouse
I think of brave hearts behind badges
Ready when a call goes out.

Seems since 9/11
It's been on my mind
How they wake up every morning
And put their lives on the line.

It used to be Superman
Johnny Bench and then George Jones
But lately I've been finding
All my heroes closer to home.

I've got a life I'm loving
Got some children of my own
And some nights I tuck them in and stand there
In the dark alone.

And I think back on my childhood
And the sweet days that I had
Now I see the sacrifice it took
From my mum and dad.

It used to be Superman
Johnny Bench and then George Jones
But lately I've been finding
All my heroes closer to home.
But lately I've been finding
All my heroes closer to home.

Written by:

John Tirro & Tony Wood

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