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Traveling Soldier
by Dixie Chicks



Two days past eighteen
he was waitin for the bus
in his army green
Sat down in a booth in the cafe 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 sittin down for a while
and talkin to me, I'm feelin 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 travelin soldier
Our love will never end
waitin for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
when the letter said A soldiers comin home

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

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

I cried never gonna hold the hand of another guy
too young for him they told her
waitin for the love of a travelin soldier
Our love will never end
waitin for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
when the letter said, A soldier's comin home

One Friday night at a football game
the Lord's prayer said and the anthem sang
a man said folks would you bow your head
for a list of local Vietnam dead
Cryin all alone under the stands
was a piccilo player in the marchin 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
waitin for the love of a travelin soldier
Our love will never end
waitin for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone
when the letter said, A soldiers comin

I cried never gonna hold the hand of another guy
too young for him they told her
waitin for the love of a travelin soldier
Our love will never end
waitin for the soldier to come back again
Never gonna be alone
when the letter said, A soldiers comin home
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Lyrics submitted by Jasmine.
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