"Like A Soldier" as written by and Rosanne Cash....
With the twilight colors falling
And the evening laying shadows
Hidden memories come stealing from my mind
And I feel my own heart beating out
The simple joy of living
And I wonder how I ever was that kind

But the wild road I was rambling
Was always out there calling
And you said a hundred times I should have died
Then you reached down and touched me
And I lifted me up with you
So, I believe it was a road that I was meant to ride

I'm like a soldier getting over the war
I'm like a young man getting over his crazy days
Like a bandit getting over his lawless ways
I don't have to do that anymore
I'm like a soldier getting over the war

There are nights I don't remember
And pain that it's been forgotten
And a lot of things I choose not to recall
There are faces that come to me
In my darkest secret memories
Faces that I wish would not come back at all

But in my dreams parade of lovers
From the other times and places
There's not one that matters now, no matter who
I'm just thankful for the journey
And that I've survived the battles
And that's my spoils of victory is you

I'm like a soldier getting over the war
I'm like a young man getting over his crazy days
Like a bandit getting over his lawless ways
Everyday gets betther than the day before
I'm like a soldier getting over the war


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"Like a Soldier" as written by Johnny R. Cash

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    General CommentIn my version of the song (the one on American Recordings), on the second verse he says:
    "Then you reached down and touched me
    And lifted me up with you"
    for the fourth and fifth lines. Can anyone explain this?
    samwaltonon February 28, 2007   Link

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