From the recording Songs From Home
A musical tribute to our military, both past and present.
SONGS FROM HOME Intro: Am (guitar riff, others fade in)
He was (Am)on a dusty road (C)half a world away
On a (G)mountain, fightin’ through the (Am)day
It was hard keepin’ warm, but (C)easy gettin’ lonely
And (G)harder bein’ there every (F)day….but he found a (Am)way
In his (Am)mind he was sittin’ on, his (C)back porch pickin’ on
an (G)old Country Gentlemen (Am)tune
‘Til the (Am)sounds of the war brought him (C)back to the mountain
and the (G)job he was sent there to (F)do…but what got him (Am)through
were songs from (F)home, they kept him (C)goin’
re(G)minded him what he’s fighting (Am)for
songs from (F)home, it helped him (C)knowin’
(G)One day soon he’ll be done with (F)war and headed (Am)home
He was six months gone away from his home and family
for the third time in just two years.
The worst time was at night, when everything got quiet
and the silence ringing in his ears….made him face his fears.
Would he ever make it home, could this day be his last,
was he different from what he’d seen and done.
Would the nightmares go away, when he got home to stay
or would they haunt him ‘til his dying day….he really couldn’t say
chorus and fiddle break
bridge The (F)first two times were tough, but (G)this time was enough
ya’ can’t (Am)watch your kids grow up from so far a(F)way.
He’s (F)proud he served his land, and he’d (G)do it all again,
but it’s (Am)time to trade his gun for an old (F)guitar…
and songs from home.
Chorus (repeat last line two more times to end