1. Soldier

From the recording Soldier


There’s a soldier drinking coffee, there’s a soldier over there
Heading homeward, so tired of waiting,
And he’s caught me in a stare
Now I’m thinking he’s filled his duty
While there’re others still in place
There’s a soldier and I’m wondering
If another soldier’s safe
There’s a mother keeping cheerful, there’s a mother unaware
If her daughter is being truthful, that there’s no reason to be scared
When we’re speaking she’s always fine
‘Cause there’re no battles near her base
There’s a soldier and I’m hoping
That another soldier’s safe
You said to me ‘fore you left
“Let Mother last, and Bro you know I’ll make it through”
Soon will it be finally your tour has passed?
Then you’ll have strangers staring too
There’s another morning breaking but the sun goes down so fast
Never sleeping, and never certain just how long the wait will last
Come tomorrow, in joy returning, more’ll join the forces of the saved
But there’s a soldier, and someone praying now for another solider brave
And it won’t be fair
Till there’re no more stares at any soldiers
© 2009 Rob Berretta