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LIMHoF: Eddie Money’s new song

Eddie Money performs during the 2010 Long Island

Eddie Money performs during the 2010 Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony and gala at Oheka Castle in Huntington, on Nov. 16, 2010. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Eddie Money closed out the third induction awards ceremony and fundraising gala of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday night with two songs: a brand new, heartfelt tribute to American soldiers; and then a classic.

“One More Soldier Coming Home,” which is dedicated to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, tells the story of a soldier dying in battle and what happens with he comes home: “There’s not a dry eye in the church, but there’s still hope in your daughter’s face/Hate to say it, but there’s one more soldier going to heaven tonight.”

Proceeds from the song, Money said, will go to help widows and widowers of the war on terror.

The Money Man then brought it home with his classic “Two Tickets to Paradise.” “I’m Eddie Money,” he told the crowd. “Thanks for hanging out.” For those who waited so long…it was well worth it.

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