"Back To The World" as written by and Mikelyn Roderick Rahsaan Patterson....
[Chorus]
I got to go back to the world
Back to my girl
Back to my family and kids
Have to go and see my home again
Don't want my life to end
Before my time is due

Just got the postal package from my wife and kids
It brings me comfort while I'm stuck in this desert mess
But don't get me wrong, perform my mission
Just sounding off on my homesick condition
Got to get out, a short timer, my heart it begs for home

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Seen many a firefight since we deployed out here
Learned how to survive with my friends
They're focus, adrenaline and fear
But the odds haunt me, hope I don't get hit
Be that body with a flag adorned to it
I'm gonna make it, the short timer, hellbent on going home

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I'm not a policy maker
Just a sworn-in order taker
Doing my best to stay alive
I'm gonna make it
To conus real soon
Hope some days still lie ahead for me

[Chorus]

I've gotta go back
Too short to turn back
Gotta go back
Back to the world again



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"Back to the World" as written by Mikelyn Roderick Jamey P/k/a Jamey Jaz Heath

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    General CommentExcellent song! Mike McColgan or someone else did some homework, whoever wrote it. Having been in the Army for about 12 years, a lot of things sound like a Joe wrote the song. CONUS=continental US. Short-timer's attitude. Back to the world...all terms you hear in the army. The feeling when you get back from a deployment that your kids got older without you... The Dropkick Murphys had some thoughtful lyrics... this reminds me of the kind of "air raid warden will walk up and down" attention to detail.
    g2on March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMike did his homework by serving in the army, That is the reason many of his songs are from the heart. Not Pro-War, but Pro-G.I.
    JayZ03on April 29, 2008   Link

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