The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home

Album: Late Nights and Longnecks (2018)
Charted: 46
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  • Tour was up, middle of June
    She was plannin' a welcome home barbecue
    Green bean casserole, Grandma's recipe
    There was a knock on her door 'round two o'clock
    Two uniforms and her heart stopped
    Yellow ribbon 'round an oak tree
    Blowing in the breeze

    Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home
    The ones we ain't seen in so long
    The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
    The not forgotten but gone
    They're in a better place up there
    But they sure left a hole down here
    We just go on livin' and go on missin' the ones
    The ones that didn't make it back home

    The whole town shut down, the whole town showed up
    Sang Amazing Grace, watched a slideshow of
    His twenty-two years
    There was laughs and there was tears
    And that preacher talked about sacrifice
    And traffic stopped for them Cadillac lights
    Johnny sold beer half price that night
    And everybody raised 'em high, singin'

    Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home
    The ones we ain't seen in so long
    The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
    The not forgotten but gone
    They're in a better place up there
    But they sure left a hole down here
    We just go on livin' and go on missin' the ones
    The ones that didn't make it back home

    Back to that front porch
    Back through that front door
    To the life they were fightin' for

    Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home
    The ones we ain't seen in so long
    The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
    The not forgotten but gone
    They're in a better place up there
    But they sure left a hole down here
    We just go on livin' and go on missin' the ones
    The ones that didn't make it back home

    The ones that didn't make it back home Writer/s: Jeremy Stover, Justin C. Moore, Paul Charles Digiovanni, Richard Chase Mcgill
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Leonard from Bourne, MaThank you Justin Moore for delivering such a powerful song in tribute to heroes on the front lines. Whether it be military, first responders, doctors, nurses, or even teachers, it sends a powerful message that makes sure everyone comes home safely.

    I have several cousins in the Military, most notably, Capt. Thomas Leonard, USMC and Lt. Colonel Christopher Renninger, USAF. God Bless you both and I'm proud to be called your cousin. Thank you both for serving our country and God Bless.

    "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." ~Ephesians 6:13-17
  • Lilli from LouisianaHonestly if I could thank Mr. Justin Moore in person I would, but since I'm pretty sure that will happen this will have to do. Thank you Mr.Justin Moore because I don't think you realise how much this helps to every time I go to think about my very brave cousin who is still in boot camp.And thank you to all who even consider going into the military men and woman that takes a whole lot of guts and a big heart to risk your life for people you know and love and people you don't even know And you've never have and prolly never will meet You are appreciated by all.
  • Daniel Woolf from Naples, FloridaI can't help but say this song speaks to me in many ways. I myself want to one day be apart of the military in some way. It has been my dream since I was five. I got two more years till I can see how I can contribute. I salute all the families that lost a loved one that was protecting us, and I salute those of you who came home without your friend. I'm sorry. Thank you for what you've done. I hope to do the same one day.
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