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Traveling Soldier
by Countdown Singers



Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army greens
Sat down in a booth in the café there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He’s a little shy so she gives him a smile
And he said would you mind sitting down for a while
And talking to me, I’m feeling a little low
She said I’m off in an hour and I know where we can go

So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don’t care
I got no one to send a letter to, would you mind if I sent one back here to you

I cried, never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waiting for the love of a traveling soldier
Our love will never end
Waiting for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
When the letter said a soldiers coming home

So the letters came from an army camp in California then Vietnam
And he told her of his heart
It might be love and all the things he was so scared of

He said when it’s getting kinda rough over here
I think of that day sittin down at the pier
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
Don’t worry but I won’t be able to write for a while

I cried never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waiting for the love of a traveling soldier
Our love will never end
Waiting for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
When the letter said a soldiers coming home

One Friday night at a football game
The Lord’s Prayer and the anthem sang
A man said folks would you bow your heads
For a list of local Vietnam dead
Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo in the marching band
And one named read and nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

I cried never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waiting for the love of a traveling soldier
Our love will never end
Waiting for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
When the letter said a soldiers coming

I cried never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waiting for the love of a traveling soldier
Our love will never end
Waiting for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
When the letter said a soldiers coming home
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Lyrics submitted by morgan.