Good Christian Soldier

Album: The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971)
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  • Not so long ago in Oklahoma the son of an Okie preacher knelt to pray
    He said Lord I want to be a Christian soldier just like you
    And fight to build a new and better day
    Now many years and miles from Oklahoma

    That same young Okie boy still kneels to pray
    But he don't pray to be no Christian soldier anymore
    He just prays to make it through another day
    'Cause it's hard to be a Christian soldier when you tote a gun

    And it hurts to have to watch a grown man cry
    But we're playin' cards writin' home havin' lots of fun
    Telling jokes and learning how to die
    Now the things I've come to know seem so confusin'

    It's gettin' hard to tell what's wrong from right
    I can't separate the winners from the losers anymore
    And I'm thinking of just giving up the fight
    'Cause it's hard to be a Christian soldier when you tote a gun

    And it hurts to have to watch a grown man cry
    But we're playin' cards writin' home ain't we hadn't fun
    Turning on and learning how to die Writer/s: BARE, SHAVER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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