Travelin' Soldier

Album: Home (2002)
Charted: 25
  • Two days past eighteen
    He was waiting for the bus in his army green
    Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
    Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
    He's a little shy so she give him a smile
    So he said would you mind sittin' down for a while
    And talking to me, I'm feeling a little low
    She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go
    So they went down and they sat on the pier
    He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
    I got no one to send a letter to
    Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

    I cried
    Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
    Too young for him they told her
    Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
    Our love will never end
    Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
    Never more to be alone when the letter says
    A soldier's coming home

    So the letters came from an army camp
    In California then Vietnam
    And he told her of his heart
    It might be love and all of the things he was so scared of
    He said when it's getting kinda rough over here
    I think of that day sittin' down at the pier
    And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
    Don't worry but I won't be able to write for a while

    I cried
    Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
    Too young for him they told her
    Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
    Our love will never end
    Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
    Never more to be alone when the letter says
    A soldier's coming home

    One Friday night at a football game
    The Lord's Prayer said and the anthem sang
    A man said folks would you bow your head
    For the list of local Vietnam dead
    Crying all alone under the stands
    Was the piccolo player in the marching band
    And one name read and nobody really cared
    But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

    I cried
    Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
    Too young for him they told her
    Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
    Our love will never end
    Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
    Never more to be alone when the letter says
    A soldier's coming home

    I cried
    Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
    Too young for him they told her
    Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
    Our love will never end
    Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
    Never more to be alone when the letter says
    A soldier's coming home Writer/s: Bruce Robison
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Ashley from Bray ParkThat is my Fave song
  • Rose from Springfield Orgeron I love traveling soldier
  • Ava from Thousand Oaks, CaLove this song.
  • Chuck from Whtby, OnI love this song. When I first heard it right away I understood it was about a love-war story. I still love this some. Makes me think of my life.
  • Bay from Weaverville, Caits such a sweet song, i listen to it over and over. Love the dynamics, quiet then loud.
  • Mojo from Lafayette, In, InThis song's writer, Bruce Robison, is Dixie Chick Emily Robison's brother-in-law.
  • Tayluur from Binghamton, NyThis song is very touching. I listened to this alot when I was younger (7-11) and never really paid attention. One night last week, though, I remebered it and listened to it. Once I paid attention, I was very sad and I cried at the end. Amazing.
  • Berto from Northport, Flif anyone thinks this song is anti-war, they're stupid. this song says nothing about being against war. it's a pretty story, and simply that. whatever reality this somg may contain is specific to a select few and does not make sweeping generalizations to all hearers. it's about a soldier who had no one to write to so he sends letters to the waitress. unfortunately he dies, and when his name is announced at a local football game, she is the only one who knows who he is. similar situations happen everyday. it makes you think about how many people are out htere that we simply overlook because we're too busy or too self consumed. so this song is beauty in written form and a nice, possibly related story. nothing more.
  • Ron from Tyler, TxEveryone treats this song as "anti-war," and in the sense that it acknowledges that people die in wars, and it's sad, and pretty much senseless, it's anti-war. But even if the war is just and right, people die, and it's sad, and people at home cry, and that sadness just doesn't make sense. It's the price that must be paid for war, and the decision to go to war must acknowledge the price.
    Beautiful song; very very sad.
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