Letters From Home

 

 

My Dear Son,
It's almost June, I hope this letter catches up with you, and finds you well.
It's been dry but theyíre calling for rain,
and everything's the same old same in Johnsonville.
Your stubborn old Daddy ainít said too much,
but Iím sure you know he sends his love...

[And she goes on, in a letter from home.]

I hold it up and show my buddies,
like we ainít scared and our boots ainít muddy,
and they all laugh, like thereís something funny about the way I talk,
when I say, "Mama sends her best yíall."
I fold it up an' put it in my shirt,
pick up my gun and get back to work.
And it keeps me driving on, waiting on,
letters from home.

My Dearest Love,
Its almost dawn,
Iíve been lying here all night long
wondering where you might be.
I saw your Mama and I showed her the ring.
Man on the television said something
so I couldnít sleep.
But Iíll be all right, Iím just missing you,
and this is me kissing you, XXís and OOís...

[In a letter from home.]

I hold it up and show my buddies,
like we ainít scared and our boots ainít muddy,
and they all laugh, 'cause she calls me "Honey",
but they take it hard, 'cause I donít read the good parts.
I fold it up and put it in my shirt,
pick up my gun and get back to work.
And it keeps me driving on, waiting on,
letters from home.

Dear Son,
I know I ainít written,
but sitting here tonight, alone in the kitchen,
it occurs to me, I might not have said it, so Iíll say it now,
Son, you make me proud...

I hold it up and show my buddies,
like we ainít scared and our boots ainít muddy,
but no one laughs, 'cause there ainít nothing funny when a soldier cries,
and I just wipe me eyes.
I fold it up and put it in my shirt,
pick up my gun and get back to work.
And it keeps me driving on, waiting on,
letters from home.



Sung By John Michael Montgomery
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