FIREFIGHTERS BRAVE THE RAGING FIRES
AND DAILY RISK THEIR LIVES
DANGER IS JUST A PART OF THE JOB
THEY JUST GO WHEN THE CALL ARRIVES

THE POLICE THEY WALK THE DANGEROUS STREETS
AND DAILY RISK THEIR LIVES
THEY DO A JOB THAT NOBODY WANTS
BRAVING DANGER FROM GUNS AND KNIVES

EVERYDAY AMERICAN HEROES
COULD BE THE NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR
COULD BE THE GUY IN THE TAXI
OR THAT GAL IN THE STORE

EVERYDAY AMERICAN HEROES
THEY'RE ALL SPECIAL YOU SEE
JUST ORDINARY FOLKS
LIKE YOU AND ME

DOCS AND NURSES IN EMERGENCY ROOMS
REPAIRING CARNAGE NIGHT AND DAY
THEY ALSO CARE FOR OUR SICK AND OUR OLD
EVEN THOUGH SOME CANNOT PAY

A WIDOWED DAD WITH A FAMILY TO RAISE
TRYING TO MAKE A LOVING HOME
A SINGLE MOM SHE BUCKS THE TIDE
TRYING TO MAKE IT ON HER OWN

(CHORUS)


IT'S HOW YOU LIVE EACH AND EVERYDAY
IT'S WHAT YOU DO NOT WHAT YOU SAY
IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN
TODAY

A LIFEGUARD BRAVES THE RAGING SEA
TO SAVE A DROWNING MAN
A TEACHER STRUGGLES IN A LOUSY SCHOOL
DOING THE BEST SHE CAN

A SOLDIER DIES ON A BATTLEFIELD
A LONG LONG WAY FROM HOME
A MEDIC SAVES A COMRADES LIFE
WITH NO THOUGHT TO PROTECT H