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  1. Soldier

From the recording Great Big Sky

Lyrics

<p><strong>Soldier</strong></p>
<p>&copy; 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI</p>
<p>Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I&rsquo;m coughing and I&rsquo;m coughing, no rest can I get</p>
<p>For it&rsquo;s &ldquo;third tour of duty night&rdquo; here in my head</p>
<p>I&rsquo;m tied to my bed by a net of black ink</p>
<p>One string for each thought I&rsquo;d rather not think</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>And I know it&rsquo;s not something a soldier&rsquo;s supposed to say</p>
<p>But I&rsquo;m tired and I&rsquo;ve had enough war</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>There&rsquo;s corn outside my window in fall</p>
<p>Then come the winter, nothing at all</p>
<p>Spring brings a rain that cuts through my bones</p>
<p>That&rsquo;s usually the time that I&rsquo;m leaving home</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I hope, dear God, that I&rsquo;ve done nothing wrong</p>
<p>Please stand by my children until I can get home</p>
<p>Then if that is something you&rsquo;ve got time to do</p>
<p>Please stand by me and my buddies too</p>