He hugs his kids and his wife,
says I love you but I have to go.
Whether or not he'll come home this time
no one can know
but daddy know too well
if he ever gets to come back home
that his 4 yr old will be 5 now
and all that time is gone.

Hes a soldier, gives his precious time
hes a soldier, lays down his very life
for you, for me, and we don't really see
the price a soldier pays, behind the scenes.

He tells his fiancee this time
there goin overseas
so the wedding will have to wait
she begs him don't go this time please
but he knows all too well
with the way they've been fighting
if he ever gets to come back home
she wont be waiting


when they come back home
and their just not the same
then you spit in their face
when you stomp on their flag
and refuse to stand
after everything they gave

they joined when they turned 18
waited for this all their lives
5 generations of service
they know the sacrifice
their daddy didn't die at war
but he came back some other man
so even if they make it back home
theres no way to tell
if daddies nightmare never ended
coming home wont stop the hell