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Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album 3 Doors Down
ReleasedNovember 2007
December 2008 (Radio)
GenrePost-grunge, hard rock
Length3:52 (official and album version)
LabelUniversal Republic
Songwriter(s)Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
Producer(s)Johnny K, Kirk Kelsey
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"Landing in London"
"It's Not My Time"

"Citizen/Soldier" is a single by the American alternative rock band 3 Doors Down from their self-titled album 3 Doors Down. The song was released as a single in November 2007 in conjunction with a recruitment campaign by the United States National Guard.[1] The lyrics convey the band's views regarding the actions performed by the Guard. It was released as the third single for American active rock and mainstream rock radio stations in November 2008, while it is their fourth overall single.

A music video (directed by Antoine Fuqua) released to movie theaters, the National Guard website, and other outlets portrays the history of the Guard and employs current members of the Guard as actors.[citation needed] It is also featured on the band's fourth studio album. The Citizen/Soldier promotion was also featured on the #88 Hendrick Motorsports car driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during the 2008 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 17, 2008. 3 Doors Down was also featured on a Busch Series car that Earnhardt owned in 2003, and was driven by Tony Stewart.

Most of the footage for the video was filmed at Camp Roberts, an active Army National Guard Base on California's Central Coast. The Beach scenes were filmed at Morro Bay.[2][3]


Chart (2007–08) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 59
US Billboard Hot 100 96
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 19


  1. ^ "National Guard Movie Promotion". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
  2. ^ Cal Guard Archived 2008-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Military Museum

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