Crack In the Armor
A father and a military man
For life's many battles, he always had the plan
He tried keeping his feelings tucked away
But they'd disobey his command
Cause he's put a baby bird back in the nest
Chase the dog until he was out of breath
To mom express such tenderness
Enough for a boy to see . . .

A crack in the armor, a crack in the armor
When he'd drop down his guard, in a little while you'd start
To see a crack in the armor around his heart

Black or white, wrong or right
Good or bad, cut and dried
Hardcore in his beliefs
American and proud to be
And he'd listen to the king on the radio
Sit with the dog on the patio
Singing "Don't Be Cruel" as he scratched her nose
Enough for a boy to see . . .
A crack in the armor, a crack in the armor
When he'd drop down his guard, in a little while you'd start
To see a crack in the armor around his heart

The first time I saw my daddy cry
It was on a painful August night
When he heard that Elvis died
Then he listened to the king on the radio
Sat with the dog on the patio
And shed a tear to the final note
Of "American Trilogy"

I saw a crack in the armor, a crack in the armor
When he'd drop down his guard, in a little while you'd start
To see a crack in the armor around his heart