TOM FLANNERY


A Soldier's Lullaby Lyrics

I can't help but think of homeand what she must be
thinking
but I'll let the morphine do it's work
and hope she's not out drinking
'cause she's 19 years just like me
when I became a soldier true
she said 'I'll love you while you're here
but I'll never wait for you'
With hair that falls upon her breast
and eyes that see right through
movies playing in her head
that tell her what to do
she'll love you when the stars come out
to shield the prying sun
then you'll wake with a twisted head
and her will it will be done
a soldier's lullaby
we'll sing a soldier's lullaby
how I'd love to hear her cry
singing a soldier's lullaby
I thought war would surely melt her heart

when with medals I'd come home
and she'd weep for all the times
that she left me all alone
but it's not supposed to be this way
'twas not meant to declare
that I swear I can feel my leg
though they tell me it's not there
a soldier's lullaby
we'll sing a soldier's lullaby
how I'd love to hear her cry
singing a soldier's lullaby
I asked the doc if I might die
and he looked the other way
but when I asked the second time
he said you surely may
'will you tell her what became of me
tell her a hero I became
and say my final sounds
were the whispers of her name'
a soldier's lullaby
we'll sing a soldier's lullaby
how I'd love to hear her cry
singing a soldier's lullaby

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