Soldier

03:27
Daryl Wayne Dasher
2013
Daryl W. Dasher

Lyrics

Soldier

© 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI

Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

 

I’m coughing and I’m coughing, no rest can I get

For it’s “third tour of duty night” here in my head

I’m tied to my bed by a net of black ink

One string for each thought I’d rather not think

 

And I know it’s not something a soldier’s supposed to say

But I’m tired and I’ve had enough war

 

There’s corn outside my window in fall

Then come the winter, nothing at all

Spring brings a rain that cuts through my bones

That’s usually the time that I’m leaving home

 

I hope, dear God, that I’ve done nothing wrong

Please stand by my children until I can get home

Then if that is something you’ve got time to do

Please stand by me and my buddies too