DIXIE CHICKS


Travelin' Soldier Lyrics

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army greens
Sat down in a booth in a 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 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
Chorus: 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 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 of 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 awhile
Chorus: 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 coming 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 heads
For a list of local Vietnam dead
Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read and nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

Chorus: 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 says
A soldier's coming
Chorus: 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 says
A soldier's coming home

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ana 02/17/12,05:56
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this song reminds me of my late husband who died fighting in afganistan thats why i love this song...i got letters all the time and when one letter didnt come on time i got worried until some men from
Jane 05/09/12,11:20
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Oh My God this song I love it love it i sing all the time on karoke I just luv it no one can luv this sog more than me!!!!!!!!!
Baby Girl:) 10/26/12,12:10
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This song means so much to me being my grandpa and great-grandpa were in Vietnam at some point! God bless that they are both still alive! God bless every Vietnam soldier that risk there lives for us! We love you all!
jace 06/07/12,12:01
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this song means so much to so many people im so glad its one of my favorite songs i love this song its amazing god bless the soldiers and the Dixie Chicks for writing this song
70sGuy 06/02/12,02:14
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Life, love and potential lost through the evils of government. This beautiful song brings back the time that shaped my life. Think of those not here, and their decendants who never were.
allie d 05/03/12,09:31
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love this song so much. me and my friend are singin this today at school hope we rock it.. we will cant wait! LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH!!
nightmare 01/13/12,20:12
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Emotional, touching, caring, and a very good song. I love it!!! :) I hope to be a friend to a lonely person like the girl was.
laurie 09/11/10,16:59
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the song is a wrtten description of our troubled times and allthe young soldierswho have not returned home. How terribly sad
puppylove16 05/30/10,15:21
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i cant get this song out of my head. it reminds me of my boyfriend. he was in afgahistan. im so lucky he came back. the song means so much to me
Lonely Heart 04/13/10,09:45
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I have lover who's a pilot and this song reminds of him,I always cry for him everytime I hear this song.The sad thing is he doesn't love me..I don't know why I still hold on...Realy Breaks my heart.
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